4 thoughts on “The economic case for a more liberal immigration policy”

  1. Posted 01/06/2017 at 19:11 | Permalink

    You truly say the politicians and policy maker are always try to safe their political agenda. This way they take wrong decision. Now a days we see a flow of nationalism and all government take decision about migration carefully. At the end people are sufferer.

  2. Posted 02/06/2017 at 08:49 | Permalink

    I’m afraid that this rather misses the point. Although I agree on the economics, anti-immigration feeling in the UK and elsewhere in Europe is more about very rapid cultural change than anything else. Hence the fact that such feeling is much stronger amongst the old than the young, although the young are more likely to be competing for jobs with immigrants, if anybody is.

  3. Posted 17/06/2017 at 14:31 | Permalink

    The above argument in favor of immigration only holds true if those immigrants are high earners, and they plan on remaining in the country in the long term.
    What we have seen in the UK is overwhelmingly that immigrants are taking minimum wage jobs. As a rule of thumb, if you are on a minimum wage, you use more in public services than you pay in tax. Ergo, you are creating a net loss for the government.
    Secondly, most of the European immigrants come here for a short term basis to save up some money which they then send home to their own country. Therefore, they are not engaging in high levels of consumer spending. Quite the opposite in fact.
    The argument in favor of mass immigration to the UK is that our economy is a pyramid scheme, which relies on an exponentially increasing number of workers (bottom layer of pyramid) in the service sector, or the whole thing collapses.

  4. Posted 26/09/2017 at 22:52 | Permalink

    Awesome article.

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