Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers.
During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer-in-chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor.
The progressives are ignoring what is right under their nose. Why?
- Facebook, with 2 billion monthly global users, has now effectively cornered social media.
- Google has monopolized internet searches — and modulates users’ search results to accommodate its own business profiteering.
- Amazon is America’s new octopus. Its growing tentacles incorporate not just online sales but also media and food retailing.
The result was that they outsourced, offshored, monopolized, censored, and made billions — without much fear of media muckraking, trust-busting politicians, unionizing activists, or diversity lawsuits. Hip billionaire corporatism is one of the strangest progressive hypocrisies of our times.