Guest Worker Program
Slave Trading and Management System
The World Trade Organization (WTO) which was established in 1995 created a rules-based global trading system for corporations. In effect, this removed transnational corporations from national legal structures putting them under the legal structure of the WTO. Under the WTO system, corporations may move any aspect of their business to any member country. And theoretically at least, they may sell their products in any member country. Under the WTO rules, everything is a commodity for exploitation for profit.
The Uruguay trade round included 'Trade in Services' with Services being defined as workers and jobs. Jobs may be exported to member countries that corporations deem to be most advantageous to the corporation. Workers may be imported to countries where a corporation is doing business if it is deemed by the corporation to be most advantageous to the corporation.
Obviously, the inclusion of Trade in Services under the WTO system is causing a massive redistribution of corporate work from developed countries with high wages and taxes to the countries where the best advantage exists. China is the choice destination for the majority of manufacturing because the population of a billion and a half people under communist control yields the least cost for labor intensive manufacturing tasks. India is the choice destination for knowledge jobs because of the population of over a billion people and as a former British Colony, they are accustomed to western ways and the English language.
Under the WTO corporate trading system, it is not corporations that are competing. It is countries that are competing to be service and resource providers for the transnational corporations. Because of the competitive advantages of India and China under this scheme, the only option for the developed countries is to make themselves like China and India. For the United States, that means increasing the population to around a billion people - roughly the same as India. By definition, the increased supply of workers will drop the cost of labor making the United States competitive in the corporate trading system.
The United States has a population of 300 million. Canada has a population of 30 million. Mexico has a population of 106 million. The merger of these three countries to create a North American Union (NAU) 'free trade' area is progress towards the goal of being competitive with China and India but it does not go far enough. The NAU will require an inflow of about another half billion people to be a competitive service provider.
Because of parochial national interests and the inability of the common worker to see the benefits of an integrated global economy in which they are personally pitted against a Chinese or an Indian worker, the population inflow to the United States must be managed to avoid destabilization and collapse of the corporate global trading system. The Guest Worker program will be a useful tool during the transition phase from: Citizen in a free country to Slave-Gladiator in a managed global system devoid of national boundaries.