During a phone-in interview with MCAM TV in Manchester, New Hampshire, this week, I was asked my take on outsourcing of jobs overseas. I said the burden for this, for the most part, falls sqarely on the shoulders of the American consumers. That is, because we’ve become addicted to cheap, foreign-made products sold at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target…, we are, in a very real sense, subsidizing the outsourcing. What’s more, our subsidization is perpetuating sweat shop conditions and pay in other countries worldwide. As an example, on a research trip to Juarez, Mexico, we learned workers in multi-national plants there were making $3 a shift — and 200,000 people were living in abject poverty as a result. Our consumer choices are moral choices, whether we have spiritual leadership telling this, or not.