It's Friday Night! Party Time!
Time to relax, put your feet up on the couch, lay back, and watch some detailed videos on economic policy!
This week, I found some original reports on worker displacement through insourcing from the 2003-2004 time frame. Insourcing is when corporations bring over cheaper labor via guest worker Visas and displace US workers. In other words, the jobs exist, US workers are simply swapped out for cheaper counter parts. I think to believe it, and get your head around this practice, you just plain have to see it.
This story rarely gets out but when you see the real people this is happening to, it makes the unbelievable real. It is real.
Below is the follow up on the insourcing series.
Of course the US government basically did nothing except reduce limits on the numbers of only 1 of these guest worker Visas.
Next up is possibly a rerun for you. Ralph Nader nails it on corporate personhood or how US corporations gained so much power in the United States:
If you're still with me, the entire Documentary, The Corporation has been put on YouTube. It's a video that simply analyzes the entire concept of this business entity. Lots of fun with image analogies. Here's the first segment.