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    A new study by Harvard University is touting some of the benefits of illegal immigration, namely the fact that it has the effect of "driving down relative wages among high-skilled workers" and can increase "more tax dollars to the general coffers."

    Hold it. I must have read that wrong. Nope. That's right.

    Michael Kremer, the researcher, is Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, is an affiliate of the Center for International Development and has authored a paper titled "The Globalization of Household Production." The working paper challenges many existing theories about the economic impacts of immigration. He observed that the influx of illegal immigrants, largely employed as domestic help and particularly nannies, has allowed high-skilled "natives" (ie. Americans) to re-enter the workforce in large numbers.

    The argument Kremer makes goes like this: as more immigrant women serve in household positions, more high-skilled American women are therefore available to join the labor market, driving down relative wages among high-skilled workers and reducing the disparity in wages between low- and high- skilled workers. In addition, Kremer contends that as more native women return to the workforce, they contribute more tax dollars to the general coffers. This provides "a fiscal benefit for the population, even without considering the taxes paid by the migrants themselves."

    So, the big benefit he is celebrating is that high-skilled women get to work more, but now make less per hour than they did before the influx of illegal immigration, have to pay more taxes, and the poor indigent illegal immigrants make enough money to get by.

    To this Harvard scholar, the reduction in "disparity between low- and high-skilled workers" is such a virtue that it trumps the fact that the skilled women (and we can presume it affects the labor market for men too) are now making less hourly than they did before. The fact that they are engorging government coffers is a "virtue" in their book also.

    Taken to the logical end, he is suggesting that everyone, regardless of skill level or education, should be making the same amount of money, and that the more money the government has, rather than individuals, the better off we all are. And just to make the equation complete, in this scenario, mothers and fathers don't even get to raise their own children. That is now the responsibility of the imported "nannies".

    If you think you have heard this before, you probably have. It is exactly what Karl Marx spelled out in his Communist Manifesto as a utopian society. Marx proposed that the family unit be abolished, children raised by hire guns, everyone work, and between labor forces controlled by the government and a progressive income tax, everyone be "equal" economically.

    Marx is alive and well. And he is apparently teaching at Harvard.

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    A new study by Harvard University is touting some of the benefits of illegal immigration, namely the fact that it has the effect of "driving down relative wages among high-skilled workers" and can increase "more tax dollars to the general coffers."

    Hold it. I must have read that wrong. Nope. That's right.

    Michael Kremer, the researcher, is Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, is an affiliate of the Center for International Development and has authored a paper titled "The Globalization of Household Production." The working paper challenges many existing theories about the economic impacts of immigration. He observed that the influx of illegal immigrants, largely employed as domestic help and particularly nannies, has allowed high-skilled "natives" (ie. Americans) to re-enter the workforce in large numbers.

    The argument Kremer makes goes like this: as more immigrant women serve in household positions, more high-skilled American women are therefore available to join the labor market, driving down relative wages among high-skilled workers and reducing the disparity in wages between low- and high- skilled workers. In addition, Kremer contends that as more native women return to the workforce, they contribute more tax dollars to the general coffers. This provides "a fiscal benefit for the population, even without considering the taxes paid by the migrants themselves."

    So, the big benefit he is celebrating is that high-skilled women get to work more, but now make less per hour than they did before the influx of illegal immigration, have to pay more taxes, and the poor indigent illegal immigrants make enough money to get by.

    To this Harvard scholar, the reduction in "disparity between low- and high-skilled workers" is such a virtue that it trumps the fact that the skilled women (and we can presume it affects the labor market for men too) are now making less hourly than they did before. The fact that they are engorging government coffers is a "virtue" in their book also.

    Taken to the logical end, he is suggesting that everyone, regardless of skill level or education, should be making the same amount of money, and that the more money the government has, rather than individuals, the better off we all are. And just to make the equation complete, in this scenario, mothers and fathers don't even get to raise their own children. That is now the responsibility of the imported "nannies".

    If you think you have heard this before, you probably have. It is exactly what Karl Marx spelled out in his Communist Manifesto as a utopian society. Marx proposed that the family unit be abolished, children raised by hire guns, everyone work, and between labor forces controlled by the government and a progressive income tax, everyone be "equal" economically.

    Marx is alive and well. And he is apparently teaching at Harvard.

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    • #3
      of course, if anyone tried to reduce this windbag's salary to $5 an hour, you would hear crying, whining and bleating from him....let's see him eek out a living on WalMart wages and see how "supportive" this Harvard hypocrit really is.

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      • #4
        Those highly skilled woman probably got that way by going into tremendous debt to pay for school. That's what both men AND women are doing these days. Push wages down, and only those from very wealthy families will be able to swing college without ending up with massive debt, or will want to.

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