Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
U.S. Army berets manufactured in China, Department of Homeland Security uniforms hecho en Mexico, food stamp call centers outsourced to India -- of all the troubling questions raised by Greg Spotts' perceptive documentary, perhaps the most disturbing is: Why is our government aiding the erosion of quality American jobs?
This exploration of (un)employment in the Bush-Cheney era excels on a human level. Devoting ample time to living-room chats with laid-off textile workers in Kannapolis, North Carolina, as well as former high-tech workers in Seattle and Florida -- whose pink-slip indignation was compounded when they were forced to train their Indian replacements -- Spotts film lays bare the personal devastation of job loss.