Barton Hinkle of the Richmond Times injects some common sense into the political screaming about outsourcing in this piece.

Everyone, he shows, is “guilty” of outsourcing. That happens when people change their economic behavior.

This flap reminds me of one of H.L. Mencken’s lines, which goes something like this: The aim of politics is to menace the people with an endless procession of imaginary hobgoblins so they will clamor for protection from the government.