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‘Servant Class’ that Serves the Rich Among Fastest Growing U.S. Workforces

07 Sep

Great news for immigrants, legal and not; bad news for ordinary Americans:

A “servant class” that serves the needs of the country’s top one percent is among one of the fastest-growing job markets in the United States, economic analysis finds.

As about 1.2 million mostly low-skilled legal immigrants are admitted to the U.S. every year to take primarily low-wage jobs, an underclass of servants for the wealthy has boomed over the last decade compared with overall job growth.

Research by MIT’s David Autor reveals that servant class jobs like manicurists and pedicurists have grown 114 percent between 2008 and 2018. Meanwhile, all U.S. jobs have grown just seven percent in that same time period.

Likewise, massage therapist jobs have grown 105 percent over the last decade, family therapist jobs have grown 98 percent, skincare specialist jobs have grown 93 percent, and animal caretaker jobs have grown nearly 60 percent.

Economists admit that these servant class jobs are oftentimes self-employed and therefore leave workers without benefits like health insurance and offer low wages.

A piece published by The Atlantic notes that although foreign-born workers across the U.S. represent about ten percent of the overall workforce, foreign workers represent 20 percent of all workers in the servant class — indicating that foreign-born workers are twice as likely to work servant class jobs.

Data published exclusively by the Associated Press shows that in 2017, there were about 3.2 million servant class workers in the U.S. – an increase of 2.8 million since 2010.

These servant class workers, according to the data, earn an average pay of about $36,000 a year. Compare this to the average pay of all occupations in the country, which stands at about $51,000. This indicates that servant class workers are earning on average $15,000 less than the typical American worker.

Author of End of Equality Mickey Kaus highlighted the data in his weekly newsletter, writing that the growing market of a servant class “seems inherently inegalitarian” and is likely directly tied to the national importation of more than a million legal immigrants, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who enter every year, by the federal government.

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Since the Great Recession and President Obama’s economic recovery, the U.S. has seen an expansion of income inequality where elite zip codes added more business establishments between 2012 and 2016 than the entire bottom 80 percent of zip codes, as Breitbart News reported. For instance, while more than 180,000 businesses have been added to rich zip codes, the country’s bottom tier has lost more than 13,000 businesses, even after the economic recovery.

Similarly, the country’s top 0.01 percent — the millionaire and billionaire class — has enjoyed more than 15 times the wage growth since 1979, more than 343 percent, compared to the bottom 90 percent of Americans who have seen a growth of 22.2 percent in wages.

The rich have depressed wages of ordinary Americans just so they can have cheap mani-pedis, massages, etc.

How long will ordinary Americans put up with this?

Surely not forever…

 

7 responses to “‘Servant Class’ that Serves the Rich Among Fastest Growing U.S. Workforces

  1. Doktor Jeep

    September 7, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Boomers will put up with it until they die from their obesity-related illnesses.

     
  2. Walter Devereux

    September 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Never underestimate the power of normalcy and inertia. Not a single slave in the Americas emancipated himself, from the well-off in the American South to the most brutalized in the Caribbean. Even the most intolerable conditions, historically, only come to be seen as intolerable and are overcome by outside forces rather than rebellion. The aspirant rebel, the oppressed merely grumble. Our Elite know this, which is why a programme has been pursued whereby the aspirant content themselves with consumption as they are reduced in number. We, in turn, have become a nation of the oppressed.

     
  3. feeriker

    September 7, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    How long will ordinary Americans put up with this?

    Surely not forever…

    What Walter Devereux said.

    “Velvet-covered shackles” aren’t easily or willingly removed. More importantly, it’s time for the myth of the “rugged, individualistic, self-reliant American” to have a stake driven through its heart. Too many people confuse the America of 2019 with the America of 1789. Not even a trace of the latter exists anymore, and has not existed for at least a century. Mass immigration and cultural inertia, the abandonment of the Christian faith, and decadence and sloth inevitably brought on by economic prosperity have utterly destroyed the founding ideals of the country, to the point that a Roman Empire Redux is inevitable. The slow and deliberate destruction of the American middle class is a by-product, and an irreversible one at that.

     
    • Will S.

      September 7, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      I’m leaning increasingly towards the idea of smaller states, same as how the Roman Empire eventually became the nation states of Europe we have now… Perhaps the different regions within geographically large and regionally divided nations like Canada, America, and Australia should each become different countries of their own, allowing for more local control…

       

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