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 37): Reforms I Would Favor

Note: here is Part 36. Now, here is what I, personally, a US citizen and an appreciative immigrant, as well as a small government conservative, would like to see happen: As I pointed out before, most liberals and quite a … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 36): “Merit” Defined

Note: here is Part 35. In reaction to the reality and also, of to abuses associated with the current policy, a deliberate, and more realistic doctrine of immigration has emerged on the right of the political spectrum. It asks for … Continue reading

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The Yellow Vests: Update

In the ninth weekend of demonstrations, the politics of envy seem to dominate. (Soak the rich again!) The Government must give us more money. Lower some taxes but impose or re-impose others especially the former tax on wealth. Far behind: … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 35): Merit-Based Immigration and Other Solutions

Note: here is Part 34. The long-established numerical prominence of immigration into the US via family relations makes it difficult to distinguish conceptually between legal immigration responding to matters of the heart and immigration that corresponds to hard economic, and … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 34): Toward a One-Party System?

Note: here is Part 33. There exists a prospect that continued immigration of the same form as today’s immigration could provide the Democratic Party with an eternal national majority. The US could thus become a de facto one-party state from the simple … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump and Me After Two Years

I voted for Donald Trump for two clear reasons. First, his name is not Clinton. Second, he promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices from a published list of conservative judges. I have been amply satisfied on both counts. Accomplishments    … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 33): Conservative Inadequacy with Respect to Immigration

Note: here is Part 32. Surely, in addition to those structural tendencies for immigrants’ propensity to tend left, there is a seemingly built-in electoral incompetence of conservative and other market-oriented parties. I, for example, have been waiting for years for … Continue reading

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