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Analysis and Commentary

Three Economists Walk Into A Discussion, Part 2

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Last week I posted Part 1 of my observations on the discussion between Kevin Hassett and Austan Goolsbee. This is Part 2.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: Spies, Germany, US Investors, Wire Fraud, Competition, Telecom Gear, Britain, Trade, Nonimmigrant Entry Restrictions, Huawei, and Fishing Fleet

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 7, 2020

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.


To Even Debate Immigration, We Must Use The Right Language

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Dispatch
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Do we want it to be transformed into 'migration,' where inflated promises, smugglers, and troubled homelands will encourage more people to seek alleged promised lands?

In the News

The Economics Of Prioritizing Family Ties In U.S. Immigration Policy

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia
Thursday, September 17, 2020

If you were comparing immigrants to the United States from Algeria and Israel and were asked which group had higher levels of education and skills, you'd probably assume the answer is the Israelis. After all, the average Israeli has completed 12.5 years of schooling, compared with 7.6 years for Algerians, according to the American Community Survey.

In the News

H-1B Visas And Trump’s Next ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration Plan

quoting John Yoovia Forbes
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Donald Trump is expected to take at least one more significant action on immigration before the November election. If history is a guide, he will call the move “merit-based” but end up restricting the ability of companies to employ high-skilled foreign nationals.

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Area 45: Tim Kane: Does COVID-19 Trump Immigration?

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A sensible approach to immigration policy that would balance America’s economic, security and humanitarian concerns. 

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Reasonable Disagreements: Constitutional Conflicts In DC And Beyond

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Adam and Richard discuss Supreme Court rulings.


Immigration Is The Ultimate Security

by Timothy Kanevia The Center for Growth and Opportunity
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This essay is part of a symposium on immigration and economic recovery after COVID-19. We asked leading economists and immigration scholars from a diverse set of perspectives, “With the COVID-19 crisis fueling increased calls to create an insular world with fewer immigrants and less trade between countries, we risk both our short-term recovery and long-term economic growth. What should civil society and policymakers do now, or as the medical emergency subsides, to ensure that economies stay open and connected?”

Analysis and Commentary

Best Recent Paragraph On Immigration Hassles

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Friday, June 26, 2020
An aside: when describing the above, regular, non-emigrant citizens in the US never have the slightest familiarity with what I’m talking about. These indignities are instantly familiar to even the fanciest of us developed-world middle-class immigrants, but a perpetual surprise to citizens.
Analysis and Commentary

A Brief, Cautionary, History Of Japan-US Immigration

by Kaoru Uedavia The Diplomat
Friday, June 26, 2020

Migration policies are influenced by a complicated mix of labor markets, geopolitics, trade and diplomacy — and often have unintended consequences.


Immigration Reform Initiative

The Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform aims to improve immigration law by providing innovative ideas and clear improvements to every part of the system, from border security to green cards to temporary work visas.