Friday, April 30, 2021
From The Bookshelves: The Most Common Arguments Against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong by Alex Nowrasteh
The Most Common Arguments Against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong is available as a free .pdf over at Libertarianism.org (website tagline: "Many people believe that liberty is the core political value of modern civilization itself, the one that gives substance and form to all the other values of social life. They are called libertarians."). It's also a $5 booklet from CATO.org.
Here's their quick take on the book:
From “immigrants are going to take American jobs” to “they’re going to commit crimes” or “they won’t learn English,” we’ve heard it all. The Most Common Arguments Against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong contains the 15 most common arguments against immigration and Nowrasteh’s responses to them.
From economics to crime, terrorism, cultural assimilation, and the voting habits of immigrants, he considers the most common arguments against immigration and rejects them using sound reasoning and evidence.