Ron Unz’s piece on immigration is still making the rounds. I haven’t read it yet, since it’s long. Chuck summarizes it nicely here.
In short, Unz is – apparently – recommending an increase in the minimum wage to stem the tide of immigrants.
I have two questions:
1) what reason do we have to believe that absurdly high minimum wage laws would be enforced any more than current immigration laws are enforced?
2) Unz may not be a full-fledged HBDer, but he’s writing for a race-realist audience. What then does he think a very high minimum wage will do to blacks? It seems to me that elite liberals favor higher minimum wages to ensure that many blacks don’t work at all, thus creating dependencies that are exploitable. Even if we grant that a very high minimum wage would solve the immigration problem, it seems pretty obvious that it would create some additional problems.
Does Unz answer these questions?