Immigration and the Welfare State

Doherty, Brian
August 2006
Reason;Aug2006, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p48
The article presents information on immigration reform debate in the U.S. in 2006. The welfare state is at the root of any legitimate claim that immigration is an assault on the American nation. Any immigrant will tend to be a producer of some good an American wants to pay him for and simultaneously a consumer of some good an American wants to sell. The free market has created a system of interdependence, all of us serving each other. The welfare state creates a negative sum game.


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