Thursday, December 30, 2010

Give Brad DeLong credit:

He endorses an Economist essay that (on the whole) says we should not measure economic progress based on what's happening within a country, but by how everyone in the world is affected. Immigration is the focus here, but it could also be applied to outsourcing and other free-trade policies.

WARNING: The essay targets Mickey Kaus, who is not the best spokesman for nationalist/protectionist policies.


Shorter new Democratic talking point:

Hey all you unemployed Americans, just shut up and appreciate that your former job is going to improve the standard of living of an illegal alien, who is much poorer than you and far more deserving of your job. So stop being so greedy and self-centered and appreciate your sacrifice. You're welcome.

By Anonymous jms, at 1/01/2011 7:53 PM  

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