What Would Happen If We Let All The Immigrants In
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January 25, 2013 - 4:52pm
Mickey Kaus has an elaborate theory of social equality vs "Money Liberals" that I don't really understand, but that also leads him to want to kick unauthorized migrants out of the United States and curtail the ability of future migrants to come to the United States. To my way of thinking, that involves completely discounting the interests of human beings who happen to have been born in Mexico or Morocco or Mali. They are perhaps reasons for deciding that people born in Boston or Birmingham count more than people born in Bangladesh or Bolivia, but they're nationalistic reasons not egalitarian ones.
At any rate, in responding to me on this point he suggests that cosmopolitanism would lead to disaster:
I leave it to you to imagine the real-world consequences of Yglesias’ position. (Hint:
Blade Runner set in Brazil!) But what about my position? I w...
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