Tim Kane, Brett D. Schaefer, and Alison Acosta Fraser. "Outsourcing Does Not Harm America."" At Issue: Does Outsourcing Harm America?. Ed. Katherine Read Dunbar. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Apollo Library. 24 Feb. 2009 . Source 1 Title and Citation: “Outsourcing does not harm America”
Identify the principal issue presented by the source.
Outsourcing jobs has benefits for America
Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
This author was very careful about being biased. At no time was American workers referred to as a man or woman. The only thing I could find that was biased, was “poor nations, especially China”
Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
There are ambiguous and vague claims all over this article. There are a lot of averages, percentages, and numbers. The numbers do not mean anything to me, when I do not know what normal growth would be. The average claims are vague. “Studies have show there is little impact…”, the number of jobs lost is far less”.
“130.8 million workers, more than ever before”
Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. No, I think that they did their research, the research material is only to support big businesses. This view is slanted towards keeping big businesses profitable. There is no evidence of this being true.
Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
The authors used the expression “American workers deserve.”, this is an innuendo implying that we are not getting the whole truth. By using the word “myth” is a weasler. The rhetorical explanation, “The plain facts”. This whole article is using slanters to positively slant towards outsourcing.
Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined...