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Domesticity–Outsourced?

By Leslie Graff

outsourcing_edited-1Outsourcing. As I listen to NPR driving about town, people talk about the future of American jobs, they fret over customer service call centers in India and the dangers of outsourcing, but lately it’s been a different form of domestic outsourcing I can’t get out of my head– outsourcing in our homes.

In business the commodity to be saved is money, but in the home it is convenience. As a part of our modern world, I feel the historical work of home life shifting away from me.  I feel a constant battle between the cartoon angel (Leslie the Family Scientist) and devil (Just-Enjoy-Yourself Leslie) on my shoulder.

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