The latest episode of Audio Chimera is now available. #46: “Migration” briefly mentions changing operating systems and transmigration, and talks a little about computer dating and finding a new love, but the key topic is really immigration.
Other than xenophobia, I’m uncertain why so many oppose immigration. As I state in the episode, it seems that letting new people into the US has been “statistically—and economically” proven to be good for the United States. Companies need workers and they want to pay people a minimal minimum wage, and thenare shocked when they don’t get applicants? How about letting people into the country who are hungry to work? And I’m not suggesting that, because they are immigrants, they should be paid less—but their need to “hold out for an executive position” may provide the staffing we need.
On the topic of minimum wages, by the way, my first job as a busboy was $1.00/hour plus a share of waitress’ tips (which they probably didn’t report accurately). My second job as a shoe salesperson was $1.90/hour plus commission. Of course, that was a long time ago, but the minimum wage is still low. How about $15/hour plus benefits? Let’s take people out of wage slavery!
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