AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
You can't, you can only THEORIZE.
And if you bothered to read the ACTUAL study, and not the op ed piece linked in the OP, you would see that even more clearly, as the authors offered up not ONE, TINY, LITTLE piece of evidence to support their claim...a claim they had stated BEFORE they did the study. In other words, this study was done with the PURPOSE of proving MW killed jobs, not with the purpose of seeing IF it did or not.
That's called bad science.
And logic dictates that if there is work that needs to be done, truly needs to be done, then employers will hire workers to do it. Regardless of what they have to pay them. Either they can afford to have the work done, or they can't afford to be in business, yes? Disprove this logic, I guess?
It might surprise you to know that I used to be a small business owner, with 3, sometimes 4 employees, and am STILL am employer, with HUNDREDS of employees, though not for my own business. Just what, exactly, do I need, in terms of experience with the theory and practice, before I start asking different questions?
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman