Re: HEAVEN'S DOOR AFTER A YEAR - George J. Borjas

2003-10-05 Thread Anton Sherwood
Why is it better for U.S. citizens to benefit than for an immigrant to benefit? Are U.S. citizens somehow more deserving? Does their increased wealth count more? alypius skinner wrote (9/05): Because *we,* the citizens of America, are hiring and paying the US government to act in *our* best

Re: HEAVEN'S DOOR AFTER A YEAR - George J. Borjas

2003-09-05 Thread Bryan Caplan
alypius skinner wrote: Some reviewers also claimed that it was absurd to conclude, as I do, that the net economic benefits from immigration are small, probably less than $10 billion a year. This estimate comes from a simple application of the widely used textbook model of a competitive labor

Re: HEAVEN'S DOOR AFTER A YEAR - George J. Borjas

2003-09-05 Thread Steve Miller
I seem to remember Bart and Lisa Simpson arguing over whether or not two wrongs make a right. BTW, Homer agrees with you. ;-) Call me naive, but I'm on Lisa's side. I guess that's where I'd ultimately disagree with Magneto, too. on 9/5/03 3:19 PM, Aschwin de Wolf at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: HEAVEN'S DOOR AFTER A YEAR - George J. Borjas

2003-09-05 Thread Steve Miller
I would only pay the kid so far as he forced me to pay, and even then I would find a way to pay as little as possible. But I wouldn't deny my neighbor's right to own and maintain a lawn at his own expense. on 9/5/03 2:14 PM, alypius skinner at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Because *we,* the

Re: HEAVEN'S DOOR AFTER A YEAR - George J. Borjas

2003-09-05 Thread alypius skinner
Perhaps even more fundamentally, if the Americans who pay the immigrants didn't benefit by paying the immigrants the Americans wouldn't pay them. Obviously both parties--American and immigrant--benefit from the exchange of money for labor. Sure *some* Americans benefit--just like some