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Post-WW2 the Economy Was Interfered With – for the Worse

After WW2 the lack of labour force drove policies towards altering immigration. Within a decade immigration law changed in all Anglo-phone countries. Why? Sticking with the economic laws of supply and demand we can safely assume that labour shortages were driving up prices. Yet at the same time we hear that returned servicemen were struggling to work so the nations did sensible things and launched huge infrastructure projects to employ these men.

Either way it is looked back on as a time of prosperity. Anyone could get work by just asking at the front desk or site office. There was lots to do and the prices were good for labour. Yet immigration was seen as a solution to the shortage. Why? To increase supply so that the cost-of-demand was driven down! That’s right. Market interference to reduce how much salary was paid out.

In 14 to 18 years this would have self-correct. Good wages creates solid households that have no fear of the future and can raise many children without risk of resource loss. Add to that the increasing education and peaceful society since all were sick of war. This would have heralded the kind of society the labour-saving-engineering of the 1950’s was aiming for. Yet it was ambushed, had its throat cut, and thrown in the ditch to be covered with lies. The answer to why this happened lies in who was responsible for the lobby to change immigration policy.

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