How immigration makes you a wage slave

From the halls of 1843 Magazine:

In those decades after the second world war, Keynes seemed to have the better of the argument. As productivity rose across the rich world, hourly wages for typical workers kept rising and hours worked per week kept falling – to the mid-30s, by the 1970s. But then something went wrong. Less-skilled workers found themselves forced to accept ever-smaller pay rises to stay in work. The bargaining power of the typical blue-collar worker eroded as technology and globalisation handed bosses a whole toolkit of ways to squeeze labour costs.

When did both unions and immigration begin their dominance? Oh, right: the 1970s. And the market reacted, by importing more labor and driving out the natives, who had made themselves ludicrously expensive through unions and the resulting lawsuits. The result is that everyone works more.

Enjoy your slavery, morons. In the name of the defense of those who cannot be protected, you brought this on yourselves. Like most things democracy, people paid attention to the trigger pull, not where the gun was pointed, and now that the bullet has landed, things have turned out “less than ideal.” As predicted, but ignored.

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5 Responses to “How immigration makes you a wage slave”

  1. Dark Axe says:

    In East San Jose I eat at Carls Jr. Two people were stabbed in the neck there two months ago. By a gang . Our newspapers hid their descriptions ( Mexican gang members) though they were at large.
    Today while eating there some homeless immigrant was staring in the window for ten minutes , and then came inside and threw food trays and yelled racial slurs at the girl I was eating with and then ran off.
    We need to elect Trump and start incinerating these worthless immigrant bums and turn them into toothepaste, soap, or dishwashing detergent or some other useful product. Maybe just burn them alive for methane gas or something. Deportation is insufficient at this point.

  2. Jpw says:

    Increasing supply, ceteris parabus; will always cheapen price. And what are our wages but the price attached to our labor at a given point in time?

  3. Eduardo the Magnificent says:

    Don’t forget women entering the workforce. Slow at first, but steadily rising. So, we have the workforce doubling TWICE, first with women and then immigrants taking their shares and thus driving wages down. Of course, companies are mandated to hire both of them now, often at higher wages and almost always with lower productivity than the white males they replace. It will be tough to get rid of either one.

  4. hhhhhh says:

    The problem with immigration also got serious because of the Civil Rights Act, and related laws, along with the expansion of the welfare state and looser immigration restrictions.

    • I agree. Once government had a mandate to enforce “equality” (including “diversity”) the problem took on a new dimension: immigration is the cornerstone of Big Government ideology.

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