August 6, 2020

216. Should we really close the door to labour mobility?

The UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel has revealed the government’s plan to curb migration to the UK, with a universal points system. It’s going to be hard for anyone to migrate to Britain without a job lined up that pays over £25k. Phil Dobbie asks Steve Keen whether it’s a good thing to set a minimum wage for migrants. After all, having we been exploiting workers, paying too little for jobs the locals aren’t prepared to do? Or do these low paid jobs impact the rate of pay for all workers, whatever they do for a living?

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