Outsourcing: Let's Get It Right Essay

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“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened” (Kennedy, 1963). Continuous improvements in technology capabilities have provided companies with tools to more easily conduct business on a global scale. However, when conducting business with different cultures, you risk different ethical standards. Companies should be accountable for ensuring their product or services can be received by the consumer in good conscience, void of human ethics violations, regardless of where the product or service originates; and consumers should not patronize companies that cannot ensure this trust. This paper provides rhetorical analyses of two presentations pertaining to outsourcing. Neither particularly opposes…show more content…
Because the article consists of more positive claims than negative, by the end of the article the non-critical reader is left with a positive feeling about outsourcing, regardless of factual claims. Additionally, Kibbe uses rhetorical devise comparisons, explanations, and definitions along with the rhetorical devise downplayer while explaining that offshore outsourcing has come to the forefront because of unrelated economic conditions. Kibbe (2004) suggests the migration of jobs offshore “coupled with an economic downturn . . . on the heels of one of the largest economic booms in the nation’s history . . . made the change taking place [jobs offshore] seem even more devastating” (para.30). This rhetorical explanation downplays the issue and uses a downplayer phrase, suggesting if it were not for these unrelated forces, the issue would not have come to the forefront as a social topic of debate. Furthermore, Kibbe’s article is vague, leaving out important information when citing industry research data: 6,700 jobs lost due to offshoring, as compared to 300,000 new unemployment claims. Based on these data-points, Kibbe’s article claims “offshoring represents only about 2% of the jobs lost” (para.32). The reader is unable to trust the
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