- Giuseppe De Francesco
Owner - Games Designer and Coder, DFT Games
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Global economy: how to cope with that?
Here a few facts:
* - There is a huge online market over the Internet with a lot of different escrow websites facilitating clients to meet and hire contractors.
* - Over the last 24 months we have seen an unexpected increasing of excellent professionals from Asia (especially India, Pakistan and Nepal) offering their services online.
* - On those escrow websites the jobs are awarded to the bid providing the best value for money (lowest bid with highest professionalism).
* - Playing the game of lowering the bids, Asian professionals have practically set the price for professional services at a very good level for their countries, but impossible for US and EU people (like 1 month of work for 500USD).
I totally understand the client point of view: why to pay 2,000USD for a service that I can get at the very same level of professionalism for 500USD?
Borderless, free money circulation allows the above phenomenon to rapidly grow, but... what about people that cannot live on 500USD a month?
This is extremely sensitive issue among people working online (like myself) but the extension of this on the actual goods production is also happening here in EU: many companies move the production sites to Asia, winding down EU factories.
What's your take? How do we solve this situation? Is it even possible to think to a solution? Should we go back to put strong money borders with heavy customs fees for sending and receiving money?