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Links I found interesting for 14-01-2014


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Jan. 14th, 2014 10:09 am (UTC)
One problem with that study is it focusses on foreign-born people - whereas the variety of people who complain about migrants are just as upset with third-generation migrants as first-generation, as long as the migrants retain any ties to their family's culture.
Jan. 14th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
Sure - but I think it's important to expose the economic arguments against migration to withering scrutiny, so that the other arguments can be more easily exposed as racism.
Jan. 14th, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
Very true, and the part about losing billions without migrants was well-put, but I just get irritable with people on my side picking unconvincing metrics that I worry will make people stop reading before they get to the rest of the pamphlet :-).
Jan. 14th, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC)
I was amused by the section highlighting British migrants abroad. Do the people who complain about immigrants in the UK not see an obvious vulnerability?

(Hmm. When I raised this question in the comments to a Telegraph article recently, most of the commenters seemed to think that it would be OK for other countries to treat British emigrants the way they would like to treat British immigrants. The remainder either ignored it or insisted that British emigrants were different from Romanians or Jamaicans or Canadians.)
Jan. 14th, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, but, Randy, there's a big difference between going abroad and treating foreigners like subhumans, and staying home and finding that foreigners can't be treated as subhumans any more because the evil Europeans are stopping it.
Jan. 15th, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)
Ah. Britons being treated as subhumans anywhere is intolerable?
Jan. 14th, 2014 04:34 pm (UTC)
Certainly when me and friend V asked this, the send them all home brigade (who seemed to miss that me and V would have to be sent too) seem to think that it was a totally different thing. (Facepalm with a vengeance)
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