toward the bottom of the front page. It’s entitled : “If Mexicans and Americans could cross the border freely.” It you left-click on this, it takes you to a small window showing the first page of the article. Press on this small window directly ignoring a possible warning that the page cannot be displayed.
My co-author and I put a lot of work into gathering data, writing this piece and getting it accepted by a respected, competitive journal. So, we appreciate comments and criticisms.
This invite follows a spirited discussion on my radio show today: Facts Matter, on ksco 1080 AM, 11 am to 1 pm. The discussion strengthened two impressions that have been on my mind for a while. First, the native-born imagine that legal immigration is much easier than it actually is. Second, my co-author, Sergey, and I may be the only ones to-date to have examinesdrationally the open border strategy.
The topic of illegal immigration unleashes passions and even fury, and some of the worst instincts on the Right: One caller today expressed twice his frustration at the fact, that I, an immigrants, would give myself permission to give an opinion on immigration. I ended up hanging up on him to avoid falling afoul of federal authorities through my choice of words. (I was thinking of advising him to commit on his own person an anatomically difficult act.) As usual, the Left does not have anything to contribute. It does not think but is content to think warm, touchy-feely thoughts without regard for implementation and its consequences.
Overall, this is a good time to try to think things through rationally and to apply some imagination to our problems.
To those of you who don’t like big government: Try to be consistent. Please!