Project Syndicate: Inconvenient Truths About Migration

Ed – The fact that this article appeared on the Project Syndicate website at all is a major surprise as it is a well known bastion of the Liberal politicaly correct elite. Enjoy it because another outbreak of common sense may not occur for a very long time.

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Standard economic theory says that net inward migration, like free trade, benefits the native population after a lag. But recent research has poked large holes in that argument, while the social and political consequences of open national borders similarly suggest the appropriateness of immigration limits.

LONDON – Sociology, anthropology, and history have been making large inroads into the debate on immigration. It seems that Homo economicus, who lives for bread alone, has given way to someone for whom a sense of belonging is at least as important as eating.

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