Sunday, July 22, 2018

Reason.com wants a new slave trade

The Libertarians at Reason.com are advocating a new African slave trade:
If we want our economy to grow, what America needs more than anything is workers. ...

In the two decades from 1980 to 2000, the share of foreign-born residents in the U.S. nearly doubled, from 6.2 percent to 11.1 percent. In the next decade and a half, from 2000 to 2015, it rose only from 11.1 percent to 13.4 percent. ...

Before the recession of 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau predicted that the country's population would reach 439 million by 2050. ...

From 2010 to 2040, just two regions of the world are likely to enjoy increasing labor forces: India and Africa. After 2040, sub-Saharan Africa is projected to become the only region in the world with a growing workforce.

This is where many of our workers will need to come from. Imposing extra barriers on people from regions that are seen as "undesirable" is therefore a catastrophically bad idea. But it's also a mistake to create strong preferences for skilled as opposed to unskilled migrants. ...

The solution is to substantially increase immigration from today's diminished levels.
I would not be surprised if the USA reaches 500 million people in 2050. The Democrat Party is switching to being fully in favor of open borders, and Donald Trump is one of only a few Republicans with the guts to stand up to them.

2 comments:

Ajit R. Jadhav said...

You are, and always have been, together with all my enemies, an Idiot, Roger!

MD Cory said...

The empirical data on population growth in the U.S. and around the world shows a negative correlation with per-capita growth. Most of the economy is bullshit jobs anyways.

America's Fast-Growing Cities Aren't Prospering
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/09/30/population_growth_and_productivity_growth_a_troubling_mismatch.html