Tag Archive for 'Immigration'

Ski bum: A job that Americans just won’t do – Sailer

The “Ski Industry” doesn’t want to raise wages so they are looking for foreigners

Go read the whole thing. I do like Sailer’s comment section. Lots of good info there.

The Aussies are Serious About Controlling Immigration

Sensible Immigration Talk From a 16 Year Old

That is sensible talk about a point system. If we are to have immigration, let’s put in place a system that favors skilled and educated people over the unskilled and uneducated.

From the comments…

On a post at Steve Sailer’s blog

Good stuff.

It might have been a reach to tie this to immigration, but yeah… Immigration will cure all of our ills.

Danced to this one a lot back in the day. I know I’m giving away my age. Oh well…

You Won’t Believe This Border Patrol Checkpoint Refusal Video

It’s from Reason, but I was pointed to it by Radley Balko.

It’s pretty funny.

Open Borders Day Sunday the 16th

Bryan Caplan wants you to celebrate this nonsense: Open Borders Day is Starting, Bryan Caplan.

I’m looking forward to the follow up from Crimsonic.

This will not end well…

Let’s send Syrian refugees to San Diego.

He said, the IRC is calling on the U.S. to increase the number of refugees allowed to resettle in here, and if that happens, some may wind up in San Diego.

I have family in San Diego.

A Market Failure

The penultimate paragraph of a nice post by TM Lutas:

So why has CEO production not drawn attention of the same people addressing the “IT shortage”? Why doesn’t the CEO grooming process create more candidates that drive costs down? Why is shareholder value being squandered in so many cases in highly compensating a stream of short lived, not very good chief executives, who drive the company into disaster time and again?

Go read the whole thing there.

We, the worker bees of this economy, are faced with the prospect of billionaire CEO’s lobbying congress to admit more workers to this country. More workers will only mean depressed wages for us worker bees. This is especially true for the people with the lower skill sets.

I think we should have a contest, like was done in Million Dollar Arm, only this time we search for CEO talent. My preference would be to find some guy that just didn’t quite make the cut for IIT. You know, someone of the wrong caste, or maybe some poor farmer, one of the types that never gets a break in India. There is only about 500 million people that fit this category. There must be a really hardworking and smart young guy that is capable of being the CEO of Facebook within that group. He’s probably do it for about one quarter of what Zuckerberg takes home.

Who’s in?

Meat giant Cargill, refugees, and the town folk of Ft. Morgan are one big happy family

The Open Borders people think this is a good thing:

We learn that 2/3 of its 2,100 employees are Hispanic and 1/3 are East African (Somali mostly) and a Cargill representative leads us to believe that they are not choosing immigrants over American workers.   Huh?  The trick is trying to figure out how exactly do the immigrant laborers improve their bottom-line.  Is it through cheap wages?  Tax breaks?  A combination of the two.  You know it isn’t because Cargill owners and managers are simply good people out to help the downtrodden of the world!

RTWT at Refugee Resettlement Watch.

This so obviously depresses wages or denies jobs to people that are already in this country. Our fellow citizens. I am increasingly becoming a citizenist. I have grown weary of large rent seeking corporations getting special treatment and advantage from the government. This special treatment not only puts small businesses, like the one I used to own, at a disadvantage relative to the large corporation (in areas that have nothing to do with cost of product or service), it clearly is taking jobs away from our fellow citizens. This activity also depresses the wage scale all the way up the chain.

It will be interesting to follow along with Ann as she works to discover the exact mechanism by which Cargill profits.

The STEM Crisis Is a Myth

From the nerds at IEEE, a snippet:

The takeaway? At least in the United States, you don’t need a STEM degree to get a STEM job, and if you do get a degree, you won’t necessarily work in that field after you graduate. If there is in fact a STEM worker shortage, wouldn’t you expect more people with STEM degrees to be filling those jobs? And if many STEM jobs can be filled by people who don’t have STEM degrees, then why the big push to get more students to pursue STEM?

The whole STEM shortage claim on the part of Silicon Valley is nothing more than an effort to suppress wages. Go read the whole thing.