Control of immigration (was: Multiculturalism)

Clay Shirky clay@shirky.com
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 14:17:01 -0400 (EDT)


> Immigration laws are a political response to the externalities you would
> cause by shifting the labor here.

Yep. Just like raspberry subsidies are a political response to the
externalities you would cause by allowing the price of raspberries
to move to their commodity level.

I know that there will never be the political will to drop immigratino
controls in a country that can't even drop farm subsidies. All I
really want is to see the issues discussed in the same way.

-clay