Yes it does. We do not have a singular, uniform labor market in this country RET, THAT is an error in your thinking.
We have MULTIPLE, DISCRETE, labor markets all across the country, some of which have unemployment, some of which have shortages.
Immigrants go to where the shortages are (disproportionately in rural counties), and help to right-side those localized labor markets. This in turn helps our economy, helps to spur activity in the cities, and allows for more jobs to exist.
And all the Americans who live there are subsidized.
You’re not going back to the source to fix the problem, you’re only attacking a symptom.
Fix the welfare. That’s the proper approach. It’s the welfare creating the distortion, while immigration is a natural economic occurrence. Quit pretending that the latter is the problem.
Our corn isn’t “free market”, it’s been subsidized for decades. That doesn’t mean that you know what the supply of corn should be restricted to.
Subsidies, do not magically give you the knowledge of what supply should be. You do not know this RET, no one does.
Once again, we have MULTIPLE labor markets, many of which REALLY DO have shortages, but you’ve ignored that. You’re taking the picture of one labor market, and are assuming its the same everywhere else.
You’ve never gone to ask growers in North Carolina, or meat packers in Iowa and Missouri, or a Dairy farmer in upstate Maine, what they would do, if they couldn’t get this labor. And the answer is “go out of business”, because the American labor, doesn’t exist for them.
And then we’d be importing all that food, instead of making it here. Does that sound good to you RET?
Uh, Illegals and poorer Americans are leaving California in droves. Heading for Texas and other more prosperous states.
San Francisco may be an eddie, because they offer more subsidies than other places… but I doubt it scales very well.
And what you talked about warehouses doesn’t sound like a punishment, it sounds like what you’re seeing is Gentrification, a broader trend where young, affluent people, move into poor neighborhoods, and basically transform it.
No, dictating labor supply is Government management.
Food stamps are a subsidy, burning corps is management. And the latter is far & away more stupid.
You don’t have the knowledge to know where labor is needed, and where it isn’t. You’re making yourself a central planner, and you’re assuming knowledge you don’t have.
That is Hayek’s Pretense of Knowledge. You are assuming that you know how much labor the markets need.
But I know, you don’t have that knowledge. Again, no one does. That is information which is impossible to observe, much less centralize. Subsidies do not in anyway make that knowledge more accessible.
That’s the assumption the LEFT makes with healthcare, and they’re just as wrong.