Hi I'm new here. Some colleagues and I were discussing offshoring and its impact on the software industry. One person said offshoring is definitely causing salaries to go down. I asked for evidence of this -- the market for software devs in our area is lacking people instead of jobs. No evidence was supplied. One the one hand, it makes sense. Code is code regardless of where its produced. On the other hand, economics is too complex for "it makes sense that..." to suffice. In practice, offshoring rarely works if you ask me. We are working with some offshored code now and its horrible. The time spent understanding this code may be greater than the time saved by offshoring it (it was produced by a team in india that is part of our company). The real question: is there any evidence for offshoring decreasing american salaries in the tech sector? Specifically before america's current economic trouble.