My response to Mark Cuban...
Read Mark's original post here: Blog Maverick
I love free markets. One of the great side-effects of free markets is that they have the potential to make many people very rich. It is this very possibility that drives innovation and that is at the heart of the power of free markets. However, it seems to me that one of the worst side effects of those who benefit from free markets, and become wealthy, is that these people are invariably driven to something akin to guilt - the outcome of which is that they begin to turn on the free market that made them rich in the first place.
Mark, I really respect what you do, and have done; I'm even excited by what you might do next. But your views on outsourcing are protectionist and cynical. The market dynamics that drive your business ventures (and pad your bank account) REQUIRE that if someone in India can do your job for 1/10th the cost, it is imperative that that job go to India. Free markets demand freedom to chase the highest economic value.
As to where that savings goes, what business is it of yours? Someone has to recieve the value of this savings. It does not matter who, as this money will flow back into the market and create value elsewhere. And speaking of politics. It is the height of self-delusion and duplicity for the left - ever willing to trumpet their "voice of the poor" legacy - to snipe at outsourcing when it is the primary and most effective means of feeding the poor, of uplifting the less fortunate countries of the world, of sharing the American dream.