ACCEPTED WISDOM: Introducing “Accepted Wisdom”: a new semi-regular feature of this blog, highlighting contradictory viewpoints held by the elite. When I say something is “accepted wisdom,” I don’t mean it is accepted by you, the common-sense reader — but rather by the elites (like the nitwits on the editorial pages of the major newspapers) who think their opinion is the only one that matters.
It is Accepted Wisdom that:
We must have illegal immigrants because they do certain jobs (like picking fruit) dirt-cheap. When that happens, the savings are passed onto you, the consumer.
And at the same time:
Companies must pay a higher “living wage.” When companies pay less than that, the beneficiary is the company and its stockholders — not you, the consumer.