If that's the case, why good jobs require visas and no illegal immigrants are allowed to take good jobs?
There are so many foreign engineers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, government workers and politicians eager to work in USA, why not let them in without the freaking visa quotas and arduous procedures?
The law of supply and demand is well known and even the "poorly educated" understand it, when the highly educated selectedly choose to ignore it.
This is like the SF politics. Many common sense are relegated as nonsense, nonscientific, no academic proof.
But I think that people are not stupid. If all the economists become dead tonight, I'm sure people are still smart enough to live their life.
If you listened to economists and other pundits, you would not have bought houses and become a poor stock investor. Many economists are worse off than you guys, even though they pretend to be expert and pretend to be smart. Many scholars are imposters and they do not know what they talk about.
I think the reason Democrats are losing white working class is exactly this. Those white working class has already given up on mainstream media and left scholars. Many scholars have become politically charged and they can give opposite opinions based on different political need.