Telemigrants are coming for your white-collar job, and a wall won’t stop them

These talented workers stay in their country and telecommute to jobs in the U.S. — and earn far less than an American

These talented workers stay in their country and telecommute to jobs in the U.S. — and earn far less than an American


Richard Baldwin / Feb. 25 2019 / MarketWatch (Subsidiary, Dow Jones & Co.)

Richard Baldwin is a professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute (Geneva) and he served as a senior staff economist for President George Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1990-91. He is the author of “The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work.” (The link is to a review in The Times of London.)

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This tidal wave of talent is coming straight for the good, stable jobs that have been shielded from globalization. America’s middle class won’t welcome this new competition, and a wall on the southern border won’t stop them.

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