Who will Drive the Ubers, Pick the Berries, Dig the Trenches, Cook the Food at Taco Bell

Who will Drive the Ubers, Pick the Berries, Dig the Trenches, Cook the Food at Taco Bell

Donald Trump’s decision, supported only by Senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue, to limit immigration only to those with exceptional educational credentials and fluent English rejects the well-established notion that the US economy is dependent on skilled and unskilled laborers from other countries occupying jobs that Americans will not work. (It also rejects the reality that the US, unlike Europe, is blessed to have a source for this labor in our own hemisphere and that source does not seek to wag war against our culture).

But, who the hell is going to work these jobs, especially as we move to full employment in cities like New York? Are people from West Virginia really going to come to New York and drive Ubers in order to take home $15,000 a year the way so many others are willing to do?

If there is an upside it is that emergency vehicles will again be able to get through New York City traffic. It seems that only Americans – not those who currently drive NY taxis – know to move the hell out of the way when they hear a siren.

Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to bank transparency and the climate crisis. Since co-founding BestCashCow in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.

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