Thursday, 18 April 2019

"America’s immigration system is not 'broken,' as conservatives and liberals often claim. Broken implies the possibility of fixing. America’s immigration system is instead inherently defective. Defective means no possibility of fixing." Bonus #QotD


"America’s immigration system is not 'broken,' as conservatives and liberals often claim. Broken implies the possibility of fixing. America’s immigration system is instead inherently defective. Defective means no possibility of fixing. 
    "A system of immigration controls is based on the concept of central planning, a core feature of the socialist paradigm. A government body of politicians and bureaucrats plans, in a top-down, command-and-control manner the movements of tens of millions of people in a highly complex labour market...

    "Planners assign a quota of immigrants to each country, based on what the planners assess is the amount and nature of labor that is needed in the United States. They also decide qualifications and criteria for entry — e.g., education levels, proficiency in English, and so forth. Inevitably, the planners come up with a scheme that is totally contrary to the natural laws of supply and demand that govern human nature and behaviour...
 
    "Central planning destroys that complex and harmonious system. Suddenly, the planners are substituting their judgments for the judgments in the market economy. But all they do is produce chaos, or what Ludwig von Mises called 'planned chaos' ... 
    "That’s why there are thousands of people stacked up at the [US-Mexico] border — because of central planning....
"David Brooks’s 'comprehensive immigration reform plan' will not work and is incapable of working. The same is true with every other immigration reform plan.
 
    "The only thing that works is freedom and free markets. And it’s also the only thing that is consistent with moral ... values."

        ~ Jacob Hornberger, from his post 'No Comprehensive Immigration Plan Will Work'

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