The Reverend Bill Blunden performs three helpful services in this book. First, he tracks down what is happening in IT offshoring and looks carefully at the projections for this trend. Second, he fairly states the corporate arguments for this offshoring. Third, he points out that the corporate arguments do not coincide with the best interests of U.S. citizens in many cases.
Many will be disturbed by an occasional rant in the book. Rants aside, the flow of most of the material is pretty logical and clear. Everyone who is interested in the long-term health of the U.S. economy should read this book. Everyone who is a programmer should read this book today!
One of his strongest points is one that I had not considered before. U.S. taxpayer dollars heavily subsidize university science education in the U.S., yet half of the most advanced degrees in science go to non-U.S. citizens (most of whom will not become U.S. citizens). While we should not close our doors to students from other nations, subsidizing this at the highest degree level doesn't make sense. These students usually receive free tuition, room, board and salaries from their universities. Someone in Congress should take this question on.
The book is a quick and pleasant read (more pleasant if you agree with the anti-corporate rants).