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Arguing Immigration with a Compassionate Liberal -or- How to Twist Your Head into a Pretzel

Arguing with a liberal about the economic impact of rampant immigration will twist your brain into a pretzel. It inevitably goes something like this: “Illegal aliens and legal immigrants are taking millions of our jobs.” “No, they’re not.” “Then they’re all on welfare.” “No, they’re not. Even most undocumented workers are productive members of society.”

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A Scotsman’s View of Globalism -or- Or How a Guy with Red Hair Becomes President

The following is a guest editorial from one of The Great Recession Blog‘s faithful readers who prefers to simply go by his pseudonym “Auldenemy.” I wanted to share it here because it offers observations from the UK — the first nation to exit the EU — that closely parallel the immigration issues that fueled Donald Trump’s […]

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Trump: Trojan, Traitor, or Tried and True?

I risked losing my fellow anti-establishment readers in September by suggesting Trump may be an establishment Trojan horse. After seeing Trump choose Pence as VP and a Goldman Sachs exec as campaign finance manager, I was concerned the establishment knew a citizen’s revolt was brewing and made sure that even the road to revolt led back to Rome. […]

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Is Trump’s Immigration Concern Racism or Just Uncommon Sense?

Most Trump supporters voted for him because he is the only voice against the establishment that speaks in a visceral way that resonates with their own concerns. They don’t hate Mexicans, but they hate an American establishment that imports as many people as it can from areas where labor is the cheapest in order to do […]

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Liberals Scared to Death by Their Own Caricature of Trumpettes

  Everyone must stop saying they are “stunned” and “shocked.” What you mean to say is that you were in a bubble and weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans and their despair. YEARS of being neglected by both parties, the anger and the need for revenge against the system only grew. Along came a […]

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Immigration Economics: Illegal Aliens Are Our Bread and Butter

Have you ever wondered why politicians make some immigration illegal and then turn a blind eye to illegal immigration wherever it is happening … for decades? What about why they talk so much about building walls to keep out the vast hoards, rather than simply arresting the much smaller number of people who hire illegal immigrants? […]

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Further Proof Immigrant Labor is Cause of Stagnant Wages

The number of employed immigrant laborers in the US hit an all-time high in October, increasing by 192,o00 in October. Interestingly, in terms of the argument I have been running on this site, they have a much lower unemployment rate than native-born Americans. The migrant unemployment rate is running at an enviable 4.4%. This rate is for […]

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Illegal Immigrants Outnumber Unemployed Americans

The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same year, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “The new unauthorized immigrant total includes people who cross the border illegally as well as […]

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The Trump Card of American Politics

I would have a hard time voting for Donald Trump. I would have a hard time not voting for Donald Trump. Trump serves himself first. He’s a cartoon of bombast and ego. He has used political campaigns frivolously just to generate media attention and then backed out of the race when it got real. Yet, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders […]

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Why are wages stagnant?

For some, it’s hard to see why wages have been stagnant because the answer is politically incorrect. When people don’t like a politically incorrect answer, they suppose the real answer must be something more complicated than the obvious, even though they can’t come up with a stronger answer. I’ve reported on the reason for stagnant wages in the past, […]

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Illegal Immigrants Taking Jobs Find This to Be a Great Recession

President Obama is waving the white flag of amnesty for illegal immigrants taking jobs from U.S. workers. He deliberately entices cheap labor into the U.S. by promising that a path to citizenship will be coming soon. He waves that flag high enough to be certain that willing takers from countries south of the U.S. border will see it. […]

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DOWNTIME Part 15 – Bailout Bonanza Gone Bananas

American International Group has received to date $170,000,000,000 of U.S. tax-payer’s money. The zeroes start swimming in my vision with numbers like that, as my eyes cannot focus on numbers so wide. If the numerals were letters, that’d be enough letters for three four-letter words. Don’t know why I think of four-letter words in the […]

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