27 April 2010

Nobel Prize winner on immigration

Your reading for the week

Paul Krugman, The Curious Politics of Immigration


The [Republican] party likes inexpensive workers - and would really enjoy a huge guest-worker program that would both provide such workers and ensure that they can neither vote nor, in practice, unionize...

Open immigration can't coexist with a strong social safety net; if you’re going to assure health care and a decent income to everyone, you can't make that offer global.