Now Hiring in India

I have so many mixed feelings about this story on today’s news: Yahoo! News – Jobs Abound in India’s Booming Tech Sector. From everything I’ve seen lately in news weeklies, bulletin boards and newspapers, jobs are rapidly leaving the United States for warmer climes — well, mostly India and China. Good jobs like those at unionized auto plants. Cool jobs like developing new software. Technical jobs like upkeeping and yes, designing, websites. I don’t think that this is inherently good for the American economy, the American worker, or the American consumer but I wonder if this is our just desserts for believing that free trade, free markets, and free business is, well, free.