All of that post. I almost said "we know who wins in a race to the bottom" above. I guess it's easier to believe fictions about an entire generation of people than to see the ones staring you in the face about the current schema of "low skill" labor in the US. It is also much bigger than what goes on at the shallower end of the wage pool. There have been no end of national pieces detailing how people are retiring early, quitting jobs they hate or careers they are unfulfilled in to go follow their passions, etc. The last year has crystallized the experience of working for a lot of folks, and a lot of us have decided it sucks. This ran in my local last weekend. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/n...cle_e5080a1e-f6ba-11eb-bedb-7f193744f750.html But since the spring, record numbers of people have quit, resigned or stepped away, leading Texas A&M University professor Anthony Klotz to coin the phenomenon as the Great Resignation — one that has the possibility of creating a shift unlike any other at businesses large and small. ... “In this historically tight labor market, it’s truly a job seeker’s market like nothing we’ve ever seen before,” Sabrina Benavidez, director of Express Employment Professionals in Albuquerque, wrote in an email. “Job seekers know that they can leave their existing position — even in skilled roles — and transition to an entry level, unskilled position, regardless of the industry, for higher pay.