The debate over job creation has dominated the political landscape of 2012. And with good cause, too, given the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. With so many out of work, it's maddening to many that from 2000-2010, 2.4 million people have been hired by U.S. multinationals in jobs outsourced abroad, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal.
Economists may argue that such "offshoring" actually results in the net creation of jobs in this country by making companies more efficient. But in the meantime, no one can deny that jobs in information technology, legal document preparation and countless financial services like tax preparation and insurance underwriting are being done by foreign workers.