Author Archives: Jacques Delacroix

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.

Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 12): Raise Wages, Expel the Wives

Note: here is Part 11. Digression Immigration is not, however the strongest source of wage restriction. It is often forgotten that the massive and long growing contribution of women to the labor force is likely an even more important source … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 11): Immigration and the Economy in General

Note: here is Part 10. Economists have pretty much reached a consensus that, on the whole, immigration into the US serves economic growth. The US Chamber of Commerce summarizes the research tersely: “Curbing immigration by 45%… and reducing the number … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 10): Immigration and demographics

Note: Here is Part 9. Immigrants have higher fertility than the native American population, and the latter does not reach its replacement rate of around 2.2. It may be as low as 1.80 now. (See “Fertility Rate,” in Max Roser, Our … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 9): Why Care About Immigration? An Incomplete Classification of Immigration’s Effects on the Society of Destination

Note: here is Part 8. In the US, national discussions about immigration legislation seem to revolve around four issues of unequal importance. These conceptually different topics are often mixed in common discourse and even in political discourse. Sometimes, several even … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 8): Legal Immigration in Quantitative Historical and Cross-National Perspective

Note: here is Part 7 The total number of people who became legal immigrants to the US in 2016 amounts to fewer than five per one thousand American residents (US citizens and legal immigrants already inside the country). To assess the rough … Continue reading

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My New Little Book

You can buy my new book from me directly because I have not yet figured out how to put it up on Amazon, like its predecessors. (Others did it for me in the past.) It’s entitled: “Indecent Stories for Decent … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 7): The H-1B Visas Confusion and Controversy

[Note: Here is Appendix 1, which follows the first six parts in the series] This is the right place for a painful digression. It’s painful because it’s about a program related to immigration that is both confusing and calculated, as … Continue reading

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