Well, I bought one TV in the 90s, and didn't buy a new TV until 2009. Anything before that, I was too young to do anything. I do not support off-shoring and I support that by buying local as much as possible. I love my state, and as a person who is the top 15-20% earning bracket, I know where my loyalties lie if I want to keep doing that and that means that I buy local as much as possible. That's the trickle down economics that I can stand behind, when people in my bracket do that then we have a platform for success. Most my furniture is oregon made or U.S. made, my car is made in Lafayette, IN. I have a famous electric car all made in the U.S. I only go to oregon businesses for my lunch and dinner. I don't eat at national chains. I invest in my local infrastructure.
I approve every goddam tax hike that helps my community. With wealth comes responsibility. I'm fully cognizant that my body of success lies on the success of others. I'm happy to pay higher taxes because I think it will lead to a better future for my children and my country. I will also make sure that my government spends its money wisely by participating vigorously in it.
Indian education is primarily by rote, they don't actually promote independent thinking or out of the box thinking. This is true in general asia, where they believe as a younger person, you can't question the elder person. That kind of thinking creates an uneven power structure where the best ideas don't necessarily rise up like they do in western countries. So, until Asian countries learn to depose of centuries of ingrained thinking, the U.S. worker will always trump an Indian one or chinese one.
Sure there are going to be exceptions, but on the whole, a U.S. worker is more productive than a Indian one and also will be able to focus on and solve complex problems. Now, some of the Indians know this and have gone back to India and is trying to fix that, but it isn't going to be easy because of the cultural and corrupt institutions in place. But who knows?
As a person who had some exposure to both school systems, (with primarily in the U.S. education), I'll pick an American worker every time. Hell, if I was in India I would try to get an American worker because I know for my money, I'm going to get a lot more value.
Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue. - Seneca