Friday, June 29, 2012

Wilson on Immigration

Samuel Wilson guest blogs at EconLog on the political externalities of immigration. Preliminary results of the investigation: immigrants and their kids and grandkids have basically the same political preferences as native-born Americans.

Exceptions include a desire for less military spending, more foreign aid spending, and more local infrastructure/mass transit.

In terms of the euvoluntaryness of immigration, these results suggest that perhaps the uncompensated externalities portion of anti-immigration sentiment is less powerful than folks might otherwise imagine.

Pity the post is a tad on the tl;dr side. Someone needs to teach the author how to write blog posts.

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Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?