Visas for ‘the Brilliant' Is Kushner Code for Replacing You
[Mercer at Unz Review] "The U.S. government discriminates ’against genius’ and ’brilliance’ with its immigration system," asserted President Trump, as he rolled out Jared Kushner’s immigration plan.
The president has insisted that "companies are moving offices to other countries because our immigration rules prevent them from retaining highly skilled and even ... totally brilliant people."
While it’s true that U.S. immigration policy selects for low moral character by rewarding unacceptable risk-taking and law-breaking‐it’s incorrect to say that it doesn’t "create a clear path for top talent."
Kibitzing about a shortage of talent-based immigration visas is just Mr. Kushner channeling the business and tech lobby’s interests.
No doubt, Big Business wants the "good" old days back. They currently operate in a labor market. They don’t like that, because, in a labor market, firms compete for workers and wages are bid up. Companies don’t like a labor market. They prefer that workers compete for jobs and wages not rise.
Multinationals, moreover, are stateless corporations. They are "global beasts with vast balance-sheets" and no particular affinity for American labor. But it’s not only about the Benjamins (to borrow from a U.S. congresswoman who, too, dislikes Americans).
The "men" who run multinationals are true believers. They are social justice warriors first; businessmen second. Tech traitors like the FAANG‐Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google‐are certainly radical leftists, who believe in replacing American labor as a creed and as a principle to live by.
Back to the talent-shortage myth. The 2017 IEEE-USA Employment Survey, which appears to be the latest from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has some "bad news." "The nearly two-thirds of U.S. IEEE members who reported being unemployed at some point during 2016, had not been re-employed by mid-April of 2017." Hopefully, the updated report will be more upbeat.
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-05-24