The Guardian has “an article”:http://www.sulekha.com/redirectnh.asp?cid=319613 on outsourcing which it thinks is the reversal of colonialism
bq. Britain’s industrialisation was secured by destroying the manufacturing capacity of India. In 1699, the British government banned the import of woollen cloth from Ireland, and in 1700 the import of cotton cloth (or calico) from India. Both products were forbidden because they were superior to our own. As the industrial revolution was built on the textiles industry, we could not have achieved our global economic dominance if we had let them in. Throughout the late 18th and 19th centuries, India was forced to supply raw materials to Britain’s manufacturers, but forbidden to produce competing finished products. We are rich because the Indians are poor.
bq. Now the jobs we stole 200 years ago are returning to India.