Could you be clearer on what you think is a bad thing? Are you saying some immigration is ok, but other forms are not?Personally I think it's a bad thing and am worried that catalog is so neutral about it.
The question is, what do we do about it.
For me the answer to this question brings us back to what I was saying at the beginning. If you take, in isolation, the fact that immigrant labour might have a negative effect on the bottom 10% of earners' wages, then the simple solution is to end immigration.
If you see this as part of a wider issue of impoverishment, of a systemic crisis in capitalism, of a general oppression of humanity, you might have a different answer.
In the very short term, the effete metropolitan latte sippin' pro-gay members of the Labour Party and the Democrats have some more creative solutions to this issue:
1. Raising and enforcing the minimum wage.
2. Ensuring that immigrant labour is fully integrated the trade union movement and our communities.
3. Prosecuting landlords, employers, agencies etc that take the piss out of vulnerable workers.
These things will also benefit most of the people who are already here.
In the longer term, we need to build solidarity across borders and abolish this shitpit of an economic system.
I think that’s true but it’s probably the best you’re gonna get from the OP.I felt the responses to catalog were a bit high handed and airily dismissive previously. It's got better now.
I'm not sure the steelmanning of alt-light talking points is necessarily a good idea.I felt the responses to catalog were a bit high handed and airily dismissive previously. It's got better now.