Public policy is the act or principle that guides the government or the administrative bodies to ensure that they do not commit any acts that go against the interest of the public. Outsourcing came about due to the increased demand on the salary increase for the employees in the United States. Therefore, many companies and corporations sought to find other means to produce their goods, which was cheaper (Reinicke 98). However, this goes against public policy because there have been an increased number of unemployed people in the States. For that reason, the companies and corporations should find cheaper means of production in the country, and they continue theavailing employment for the citizens of the United States.
The crisis that brought about outsourcing was the increased demand s by the Labor organization to increase the salaries of their employees. When the companies saw that they could not afford to do so, they sought to outsource, which is cheaper and economical, especially in China and India (Corbett 87). The policy has been effective over the years, although it has met a lot of political as well as public resistance, as established in the case of Chicago and their rejection for Wal-Mart.
If I were the president, I would modify this strategy by ensuring that the rate of productivity goes higher in the United States, and new laws are enacted to ensure that even though the companies will outsource they must have reached a deadlock in the countries to seek to measure of outsourcing. Therefore, these restrictions would see to it that the actions of the corporations in outsourcing are in the best interest of the members of the public.
Corbett, Michael F. The Outsourcing Revolution: Why It Makes Sense and How to Do It Right. Chicago: Dearborn Trade Pub, 2004. Print.
Reinicke, Wolfgang H. Global Public Policy: Governing Without Government? Washington, D.C: Brookings Inst. Press, 1998. Print.