It it neither patriotic or unpatriotic. It's business. And the management of a firm are legally and ethically responsible to use the assets of the owners of the firm wisely. If that means offshoring work then so be it.
Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7
A business is in the job of making money. That is their purpose. Businesses can, should, and do base decisions on that profit motive. It is entirely irrelevant to whether they love their country. You can love your country and still outsource if that is what is best for your business.
Now when you respond, how about you actually address my comments instead of just dismissing them. It is much harder to do, but do at least try.
Any rate, since you made a response this time, I will reciprocate. The problem with what you have said here is that you appear to think that businesses should be solely motivated by profit. This is a flawed notion. There are ethical concerns, environmental concerns, and humanitarian concerns that should be taken into consideration as well. Why? Because these are the characteristics of civilized human beings that distinguish them from animals in the jungle who only care about their next meal to the exclusion of all else. As a result of these types of considerations, certainly we can say that patriotism should be a factor when making such a decision to outsource jobs.
It might be a smart business decision but it certainly isn't patriotic.
As long as the goods made in China have sufficient demand from US customers, then there is no problem.
U.S. consumers who only want low prices will continue to buy Chinese made goods, and U.S. companies will continue to outsource their manufacturing.
Nothing will change, and Chinese outsourcing will increase.
I'm with Redress on this one...
that said, I think the phrase " the chief business of the American people is business." hold much truth.
business/commerce reigns supreme... as it should.