For a long time I've worried as American jobs get shipped overseas..Now I'm shipping em. I had a Virtual Assistent in New Jersey for a long time and she did a nice job for me at $12 an hour. Then a friend suggested I try to outsourse with a company in India. I was able to get an MBA for $5.75 an hour, and she outworks Alisha ten to one. The work ethic these people (indians) have is just amazing. I always get 10 times more from them then I'd have expected. I've now hired four of them and even though I've been sick as hell my productivity has never ever been better. I think that we (Americans) are destined to continue to fall behind globally. We have a sense of being owed something, and others, who are harder working and better educated, are willing to compete with you for 1/10th of the price. Our problem, I think, is cultural, not economic.