Filed under: Domestic Policy, Economy, History, Immigration, Intelligence, National Security, Regulation, The United States | Tags: Common Sense, Immigration Policy, Welfare Incompatible
From William Voegeli’s The Pity Party:
In contrast to America,countries like Canada and Australia treat immigration the way Harvard treats college admission or the New England Patriots treat the NFL Draft as a way to get the talented that can benefit the institution and keep out the untalented. Here in America we increasingly treat immigration as if it were a sacred civil right possessed by seven billion foreigners.
From Milton Friedman:
It is one thing to have free immigration to jobs. It is another thing to have free immigration to welfare. And you cannot have both. If you have a welfare state, if you have a state in which every resident is promised a certain minimal level of income, or a minimum level of subsistence, regardless of whether he works or not, produces it or not. Then it really is an impossible thing.
Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment