It’s a familiar theme, but it makes it no less pressing for a lot of you. Workers in the UK are furious that companies are bringing in staff from elsewhere in the EU. When we were in Florida last week we heard frustrations that Mexicans are ‘taking jobs from us’. Many South Africans have expressed frustration on the show that other Africans take ‘South African jobs’.
And the examples go on and on.
This isn’t about illegal immigration. This is about whether at times of economic trouble your country should make sure that any jobs that are available go to locals, and not to foreigners.
Should a protectionist approach be part of every leader’s response to the current economic crisis?