Globalization, Employment and Outsourcing

If we try to book an airline seat at midnight, we are just likely now to get someone in India or the Philippines at the other end of the phone. One more American job has been exported overseas — or so it seems. Outsourcing is part of globalization, so globalization, many think, must be losing us jobs. But is this true? Or is the current very low unemployment rate in the U.S. instead a result of our recent free trade agreements, and so a product of globalization?  In this lecture Tim Kane examined the evidence for and against outsourcing and globalization in the light of their effects on employment and on America\’s economy as a whole.