Friday, February 1, 2013

David Brooks rebuts half of my immigration argument.

In today's New York Times, David Brooks writes that even low-skilled immigrants are a net positive for the economy.

That said, I'm still unconvinced that when you really game it out, it ends up a net positive, since I am not sure that adding more low-skilled workers into an economy that already has a shortage of low-skilled jobs accomplishes what he thinks it will.

During a booming economy, he may be right. But I'm not fully sold yet.

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