The one economic principle politicians ignore when immigrants are involved

Look at your politicians.

See how many of them have championed the “free market”.

Realize that the free market includes the idea that labor – that is, workers – is mobile, able to move freely to wherever the work is.

Realize that this means migration.  Realize that this means immigration.

Realize that restrictions on immigration are quite literally restrictions on the “free market”.

Look at your politicians.

See how many of them are hypocrites.

See how many only espouse the “free market” when it benefits them or their donors.

I’ve long held that politicians only read the first chapter of the economics textbook – the one where they spell out the “ideal” situation – and ignore the second chapter where it talks about how it doesn’t work in real life.

But now, their racism and greed makes it clear they don’t even give a damn about the first chapter.

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