Tag Archives: immigration

A Hack for Discussions about Immigration

I’m always glad when people refer (in an unironic or unmeta fashion) to the Statue of Liberty and/or the poem “The New Collosus” by Emma Lazarus when writing about immigration. It serves as a big flashing neon sign that the … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism, Sterility and the Hollowed Out Center

Quick theory on why Neoliberalism is doing so badly and why it’s not going to get better (hardly any of this is original, but I’m too lazy/busy to list all the sources. Neoliberalism causes sterility. Societies that accept neoliberalism therefore … Continue reading

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Mirror, Other Mirror….

On the surface of it, large scale immigration to Europe from Middle Eastern and North African countries doesn’t make a lot of sense. They haven’t been economically necessary since the 1970s (or 1980s at the latest) yet the numbers keep … Continue reading

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My Life as an Illegal Alien, pt 1

Twice in my long stay in Poland my residence was not….. entirely….. legal. The first time was in the early 1990’s. It was my third visit and first after the entry visa requirement for Americans had been lifted and I … Continue reading

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Muslim Ban

On the one hand, Muslim Ban is a great political slogan. It isn’t accurate and doesn’t make logical sense since the EO in question was not remotely an actual ban on Muslims in general entering the US. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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The 84 Lumber Ad, part one: Sad, old Mexico…

I decided to write about the 84 Lumber Super Bowl ad (the complete version). Then I realized it will take more than one post. Anyhoo, here is just my recounting the surface of what’s going on. I’ll unpack more of … Continue reading

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Bill Kristol Explains Everything…

The single best explanation for why Donald Trump won the election in 2016, come quite unintentionally from well-known Neocon (and asshole) Bill Kristol. The occasion was an American Enterprise Institute discussion earlier this week, which was quite fortunately recorded. While … Continue reading

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