Looking high and low for sources of economic growth

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February 14, 2012
Library of Law and Liberty
by Donald Boudreaux  
Posted in Commentary

"High-skilled immigrants are sexy. By definition, they possess talents that are rare relative to the skills possessed by the bulk of workers in both developing and developed countries. High-skilled immigrants, therefore, stand apart from other immigrants as well as from most workers in destination countries Government officials and the general public -- largely failing to think seriously about economics and, hence, defaulting into a mercantilist interpretation of the economy -- are more prone to tolerate, or even to encourage, the in-migration of high-skilled workers than of low-skilled workers." (02/14/12)



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