01 December 2014

The question on everybody's lips.

It is the thesis of the immigrationists, that migrants cause the wealth of their host country. The example of the US, Canada, Australia is cited. This is based on a distortion. Those historic migrants brought skills in demand in the receiving country. Today’s entrants are often unemployable in a post-industrial society. At best, they can do things whose indigenous practitioners are redundant on the labor market. As a letter writer put it, if these masses are so useful, then why are they unemployed, unemployable and welfare dependent?
"Absurdities Called Public Affairs." By George Handlery, The Brussels Journal, 11/27/14.

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