[lit-ideas] Re: Illegal Immigration

  • From: "Phil Enns" <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:32:27 -0400

Paul Stone wrote:

"Except, when it becomes 'not cheaper to live there', THEIR middle class
will disintegrate too and maybe they'll ship the jobs back to the USA which
will then be a third world nation."

Or maybe not.  I would rather be poor in Canada than poor in Nigeria.  And I
would rather be poor anywhere in the world now than poor anywhere in the
world 200 years ago.  The general trend has been to an improving world-wide
living standard and nothing suggests that this is going to "disintegrate".
One can, of course, imagine all sorts of apocalyptic outcomes but I am not
clear as to the point of such an exercise.


Phil Enns
Toronto, ON

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