Friday, June 08, 2007


Ahhh... there's nothing like a really smart person saying something that you agree with in a really smart sounding way. Will Wilkinson has two great posts on immigration. Here are some non-fancy bits that I really liked:
Yet the idea that we discount the potentional welfare gains to people outside the fence by bringing them inside simply because they are not already inside the fence strikes me as monstrously, stupefyingly immoral...

And once we decide to consider the issue like decent human beings, and take into account the welfare of other human beings who just happen to have been born outside our public goods provision jurisdiction, the argument for free labor is so overwhelming you basically have to reject the idea of morality itself to deny its force.
Not especially related, but the Economist has an article on Mark Shuttleworth and his open source software project.

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