Offshore levy sounds like an economical suicide. Protectionism is never the solution. I do agree Andy Grove’s opinion about off source is long term problem as we are losing our technical expertise. My solution is two folds. On technology front, we have to move even even higher tech, use robots and automation to keep the cost advantage. On the political front, we have to change the unfair competition advantage in overseas countries even by overthrowing their government.
The lefties always love trashing economy theories being the slave of the all evil capitalism. Maybe this article from the Economist, the stronghold from the right, would deliver debate ammo to the lefties, if they choose to misinterpret it for their convenience.