Friday, 18 July 2008

Grub Street emigrates

The European Union was intended to create a single market across Europe, ensuring freedom of movement for people, goods, services and capital. The actual consequences of this cannot have been anticipated. Whilst undoubtedly there have been some benefits, these have come at a very high cost. This 'opening' of markets has nevertheless encouraged the same sort of thinking on an international scale. The US, of course, needed to respond to the European fortress idea and has gone a long way to outsourcing much activity to third world countries. Not even the work of journalists and copywriters is sacrosanct. Those who scratch a living at the computer writing and manipulating print layout should watch out. A handful of rupees may be the only reward soon.

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