Posts Tagged ‘ Edward R. Murrow ’

Immigration Reform Theater

Immigration Reform Theater

Marketwatch clues us in.  It’s unequivocally good news for investors: More immigration equals cheaper labor, whether that’s provided for picking corn or processing computer code, with a possible rise in aggregate demand to boot.  It’s likely good for the broader economy, though the benefits flow mostly to the rich. In a study that the White...
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The Bane of the Cheap Labor Lobby

It turns out that a convergence of factors is forcing the mainstream media’s favorite martyrs to raise wage rates beyond subsistence levels. It’s bad enough that our nation’s put-upon farmers have to pay their imported peons a reasonable wage, but now they’re being forced to hire American teenagers! Have you ever heard of such...
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Stapling A Pink Slip To Every American’s Birth Certificate

Stapling A Pink Slip To Every American’s Birth Certificate

The Republican Party platform-which, those of you with some time on your hands, can view here-is, like most collectively assembled group mission statements, an unwieldy document. However, the stance its drafters have taken on immigration should be noted, if for no other reason than to acknowledge how the GOP’s most influential power-brokers view one...
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