Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
Arnold Williams
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Just a Note on immigration

This is the rallying cry of those opposed to immigration.

The funny part is, his numbers don't say what he wants them to say, so he has to pick very carefully to make the point. The US has a current labor shortage with gigantic immigration: we're growing very quickly. He picks an ideal that takes in the Great Depression as an economic golden age. Someone should really give him a history book. It should include the know nothings and other Nativist problems. Finally, a short course in economics would be helpful, along with a brief perspective on immigration.

Not that I expect him to do that. I believe "know nothing" was an appropriate name for anti-immigration sentiment then and now.
Tags: immigration, statistics
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