The whole “open borders” stance with the Democrats is new – as is documented in this excellent if ultimately wrong headed article in The Atlantic. When I was growing up it was conservatives – of the economic sort primarily – who called for more immigration. (This was always a point of conflict with socialcons however.) Why restrict human capital as we sought to unleash other types of capital? If there are jobs at a certain wage level why not let people cross the border and fill those jobs?
Cutting grass for the old lady down the street is an American institution. But perhaps no longer. See, something must be done about teenagers muscling in on the local landscapers.
Last year we discussed why a significant rise in the minimum wage in places like Seattle and San Francisco was “good” for wealthy urbanites (you know, it pushes out the undesirables [some might call them “deplorables”] in the name of “social justice”) but was actually bad for those who worked for minimum wage.
Fast forward to now.
“Hello. I’m your new supervisor. “
This is I guess looking at very broad and large categories. I didn’t see lobbyist/crony on the list and they on average probably do better than doctors. At least in DC.
I’d bet the real number is a good deal larger than 300,000.
All the taxation and regulation of California without the sunshine and palm trees.
Guess you guys were Born to Run.
“How much longer you reckon till we hit a state with a pro-business climate Ma?” “I don’t know son. I don’t know. Just get us out of California.”