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[Research by Edwin S. Rubenstein] A funny thing happened to the usual cheerleading that greeted the June job report [U.S. Economy Added 372,000 Jobs in June, Defying Slowdown Fears, by Lydia DePillis, NYT, July 8, 2022]. In fact several funny things: a continued Biden Rush at the southern border; record inflation numbers; and (despite the... Read More
Earlier (2004): Abolishing New England: Cheap Labor vs. College Kids Wages look a lot better for local workers on Cape Cod this summer because the number of foreign workers has collapsed which, with a low unemployment rate nationwide, caused a labor shortage, boosting wages exactly as Harvard economist George Borjas has long predicted [Yes, Immigration... Read More
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Believe it or not, as Ripley used to say, Communist theoretician Karl Marx anticipated a key economic argument against mass immigration that VDARE.com has made since its beginning: Unfettered immigration depresses wages for host-nation workers. That Marx was wrong in his overall critique of capitalism, most notably his prediction that it was doomed, did not... Read More
The few mainstream conservatives who genuinely oppose open borders immigration always emphasize its impact on unskilled, minimum wage workers. The clever strategy here is plausible deniability regarding "racism." Their rhetorical chess move is to counter arguments that immigration control is "racist" by implying that non-white workers are the biggest economic casualty of the free movement... Read More
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How the Media Hide Undocumented Workers
In our post-modern (or post-post-modern?) age, we are supposedly transcending the material certainties of the past. The virtual world of the Internet is replacing the “real,” material world, as theory asks us to question the very notion of reality. Yet that virtual world turns out to rely heavily on some distinctly old systems and realities,... Read More
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Underpaid Workers Need Our Support
One of the most profitable corporations in America is having a holiday food drive. Sounds good — it’s the least Corporate America can do for those struggling to make ends meet while big companies rake in record profits and give so little back. But wait… there’s a catch. The food drive is for the company’s... Read More
Bail Out the Economy?
Wages, wages, wages. It all gets down to wages. A strong, resilient economy, that can withstand the periodic buffeting of cyclical downturns, must be built on a rock-solid foundation of wages that keep pace with production. If wages stagnate, as they have for the last 30 years, the only way a consumer-driven economy can grow... Read More
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The Shaping Event of Our Modern World
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