The recent policy debate regarding the American labor force has already found its way into the political posturing of the campaign cycle. The debate is serious: Will offshoring, the practice of outsourcing American service sector jobs to foreign countries, benefit the economy or lower American workers’ wages, hollow out the American job market, and destroy the American service sector? Unfortunately, like many debates in the political world, it has been marred by misinformation and hysteria. Knee-jerk political actions bordering on protectionism that could threaten the growing economy have been proposed. Yet a careful study of the facts shows the hysteria surrounding the effects of offshoring is just that, hysteria.