Web links for 16th June 2009
Unions want to regularise undocumented workers because their exploitation is not just degrading but drives down wages and conditions for other vulnerable workers. Boris Johnson continues to back this even though it cannot be popular with the Conservative grass roots. And Dave Hill thinks he’s genuine.
Paul Krugman warns that even when rates of increase in unemployment peak, expanding employment opportunities (and consequent falls in numbers of people unemployed) remain some way off. His analysis of American figures has bearing on what we may see happening in the UK.