Immigration is a Moral Issue

Immigration is a Moral Issue

I’m glad to see many of my colleagues in the tech community promoting immigration reform (e.g., FWD.us). They point out that immigrants are often innovators and job-creators, and that immigration helps our economy. This is true and important, and it’s a good reason to...
Immigration, Islamism, and The Nature of Individual Rights

Immigration, Islamism, and The Nature of Individual Rights

Do all people have a right to immigrate to the U.S.? There are three ways that we tend to conceive of rights, and which one you adopt will affect how you answer this question. One way is to view rights as an essentially arbitrary agreement we construct and maintain...

Immigration: Free Will and Free Borders

Philosophy is often disparaged as an ivory tower pursuit that makes no difference in the real world. But if you know how to look, you can see its influence everywhere. This talk by Yaron Brook, executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, explores how today’s...
Economic Fallacies Surrounding The Issue of Immigration

Economic Fallacies Surrounding The Issue of Immigration

There are many economic fallacies that surround the issue of freer or open immigration into the United States, and few of them can stand up to serious critical examination. The Fallacy that Immigrants “Steal” Jobs from Americans. Opponents of more open immigration...
Immigration and End of the American Melting Pot

Immigration and End of the American Melting Pot

The immigration issue has once more bubbled to the surface in America because of the provocative statements and assertions by one of the Republication contenders for their party’s presidential nomination. Immigrants – especially illegal immigrants – are accused of...
Middle East Refugees, Immigration and Assimilation

Middle East Refugees, Immigration and Assimilation

When the President of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, we can usually expect that he has something new to say. But President Obama’s speech Sunday night was just a rehash of what...
Lessons from Europe on Intolerant Immigrants

Lessons from Europe on Intolerant Immigrants

Earlier this year, my column asked, “Will the West Defend Itself?” I pointed out that America’s leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe (http://tinyurl.com/nfk2c4d). I wonder whether they also want to import...
Secure Our Borders Against Terrorists

Secure Our Borders Against Terrorists

There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack. Someone once said that the First World War was the most stupid...

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