Almost 100 million Americans who could work aren’t. Burdening the labor market with payroll taxes, obamacare, regulatory compliance costs, minimum wage and indiscriminate college loan subsidies, among other things, as well as creating a wage floor with welfare, unemployment insurance, food stamps, etc., creates systemic unemployment like this. The value to employers of the work these Americans could do falls below the wage these Americans are permitted or willing to take. That in turn creates a huge black market for labor, which is why “immigration reform” will never achieve its stated goal. Liberate the labor market and we would achieve without even trying a just, sustainable, organic rate of immigration that responds to genuine demographic and technological factors.
- "Gentlemen, the time is coming when there will be two great classes, Socialists and Anarchists. The Anarchists want the government to be nothing, and the Socialists want government to be everything. There can be no greater contrast. Well, the time will come when there will be only these two great parties, the Anarchists representing the laissez faire doctrine and the Socialists representing the extreme view on the other side, and when that time comes, I am an Anarchist." --William Graham Sumner
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