"American workers compete on a global scale. Labor economics is like a body of water seeking a common level. American workers can not make it in America if earning a 3rd world income. The only possible result is for American living standards to decline. It's called "regression to the mean".
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.