Friday, April 30, 2010

Revealed Preferences

. Friday, April 30, 2010

From Steven Landsburg, who is certainly no fan of the immigration Pharisees:

Over half the text of the Arizona law is devoted to penalizing employers who hire [undocumented immigrants]. ...

The anti-immigration hysterics keep warning us that foreigners want to come over here and exploit our welfare system. The insincerity of that stance is exposed whenever, as in Arizona, its proponents set out to prevent those very same foreigners from coming here and working.

Bold in original. Preach it.


Paul Rhodes, CA said...

if republicans control the AZ government, then this possibly supports the idea that lots are nativists were behind this AZ legislation and that the republican party (at least in AZ) is controlled by predominantly nativist conservatives as opposed to predominantly free-market conservatives. it's too bad because i like the free-market wing and not the nativist wing. i hate to use this word, but the latter have fascistic tendencies. they will cause greater social instability and lower economic growth in the U.S.

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