Topic: Immigration

Can the U.S. Economy Grow Without Immigration?

– March 9, 2021

“While immigration isn’t necessary for U.S. growth so long as the American people are free to exchange with the rest of the world, the rest of the world’s inhabitants would likely be more productive if they worked in the U.S. In short, prosperity made great by work divided globally would be quite a bit greater if more of the work was divided up by those people in the United States. That’s really something to think about.” ~ John Tamny


Voting with Your Feet

– February 9, 2021

“The essence of foot voting, like private-sector decisions, is that you decide. In my mind, this selection point is the strongest indication that foot-voting outperforms ballot-voting: with enough ranges of options available for potential movers, they can choose a package that best suits them.” ~ Joakim Book


Lady Liberty and the Golden Door

– December 23, 2020

“Nowrasteh and Powell have set the new terms of the debate on immigrants and institutions. Wretched Refuse? is the first book people should consult when asking about immigration policy. Maybe, then, immigration will become a development idea people are willing to try.” ~ Art Carden


Sanctuary Cities, Illegal Immigration, and Crime

– March 29, 2020

Sanctuary cities, and by extension immigration, are once again a locus of national controversy. There may be good arguments against sanctuary cities. But we haven’t heard any yet.


The Best Way to Help Haitians? Help Them Get Out of Haiti

– January 15, 2020

I hope that our children someday look back on restrictions on immigration with the same revulsion and disgust with which we look at slavery.


The Immigrant Next Door

– November 23, 2019

Like the other two immigrants on the roundtable, William helped to raise a brood of youngin’s that have made good. One of his children is an electrical engineer and the other is in medical school.


How to Prevent Democide

– November 11, 2019

Some of the 262 million individuals that suffered from democide could have escaped their fates. More importantly, rulers faced with the possibility of exit would have been more reluctant to engage in democides in the first place.


The Case for Open Borders Is Stronger than You Think

– November 2, 2019

The status quo is moral and economic madness: at the very least, immigration restrictions should be dramatically reduced.


How to Think About Migration

– October 31, 2019

The right of individuals to move within a state, if it is one that overrides and excludes any political power to control movement and residence, should also extend to a right to move across political borders.


Questions for Immigration Skeptics

– October 28, 2019

Restricting peaceful immigration reduces the freedom of Americans.


All I Want for Christmas Is a Forged Passport

– October 21, 2019

If we are serious about helping people escape extreme poverty, it’s time we look into getting people from where their labor has lower value to where their labor has higher value.


The Cultural Case Against Immigration Is Weak at Best

– October 12, 2019

Opposition to immigration takes many forms. Most of these forms are easily tackled empirically and are found to be wanting.