Corn subsidies at root of US-Mexico immigration problems

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February 29, 2012
Acton Institute
by Anthony B. Bradley  
Posted in Commentary

"America’s immigration debate will never be adequately addressed until we think clearly about the economic incentives that encourage Mexican citizens to risk their lives to cross the border. In fact, if we care about human dignity we must think comprehensively about the conditions for human flourishing so that the effective policies promote the common good. Sadly, U.S. government farm subsidies create the conditions for the oppression and poor health care of Mexican migrant workers in ways that make those subsidies nothing less than immoral." (02/29/12)

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