Hmm, don't you think that the US might need some people to, I don't know, pick fruits and vegetables, wait tables at restaurants, operate the cash register at the department store, work in Amazon warehouses to make sure your package gets to you on time, etc, etc? Same problem applies. You really don't understand the difference between a macro/aggregate problem and a micro/individual problem do you? We all know which jobs are low-wage. Unless you are suggesting that society does not need these jobs to be done at all, then we are going to need people to work in those jobs, and those people need to be able to support themselves on the money they earn by doing so. That is the problem we are discussing in this thread. Now that I've explained it clearly, can we move past this stupid derailment of the thread and back to the problem of how the people who don't get to work in "hot fields" will support themselves with some dignity?