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What I’ve Been Watching: Border Mayhem Edition

First it started with highlight reels of entitled, but late, passengers losing their shit on finding out they won’t make it onto their budget airline flight. Then it morphed into ungracious hosts and finicky guests smilingly savaging each other’s food … Continue reading

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My Mexican Border Policy

Thinking about the caravans of today (and the many more caravans of the future) I decided to sketch the outline of a comprehensive policy for the US-Mexican border. You are welcome. These are the broad outlines, of course the details … Continue reading

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Spain’s Turn in the Barrel

The new socialist prime minister has taken it upon himself to make the Spain the new focus of migration from Africa (mostly economic migrants who try to make it to Europe by paying human trafficking networks who are aided by … Continue reading

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The European Migration Problem in a Nutshell

The people in countries in the European Union (and a few others in Western Europe) are really good at creating societies that are pretty nice to live in, all things considered. Different countries are nice in different ways and there … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on the Myth of Immigrants

Content note: This is not going to be tremendously coherent, a lot of it is thinking with my fingers. Sometime after working out a preliminary typology of people who move to other countries to live a thought occurred to me. … Continue reading

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Good Job, Good Intentions!

After WWII Europe accepted a lot of very well-meaning yet unrealistic ideas about how to deal with refugees and has steadfastly stuck by them even as developments such as increased cheap travel and human smuggling networks began overloading the system … Continue reading

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The Perils of Trusting People

This is what happens when a high trust society lets in a bunch of low trust migrants. A society’s level of social trust is the percentage of people who believe that most people can be trusted, that they’re not out … Continue reading

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Why Muslim Migration to Europe Mostly Creates Failure

If you want to know how migrants will behave in a new country there’s a very simple tool: Look at how they behaved in their own country. Wonkocrats cannot do this and are offended by the very idea that people … Continue reading

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