Pick one of two: Free immigration or a welfare state

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September 19, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Tim Worstall  
Posted in Commentary

"[I]t's quite obvious that the greatest increase in human flourishing and wealth comes from an open immigration policy rather than a large and all encompassing welfare state. We can move an Ethiopian taxi driver from an income of a couple of thousand $ a year to $30,000 a year just by moving him to New York City. That's something that almost no welfare state could manage. No politically achievable one at least." (09/18/11)


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