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Because all the increase in wealth (and sometimes more that 100% of it) accrues to the business that outsources the non-core function.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 09:11:50 AM EST
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How much of the "increase in wealth" is actually a transfer of non-monetary wealth towards monetary wealth ? In which case there is no increase in wealth.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 09:13:40 AM EST
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