I got published today at The Freeman on David Brat’s bad immigration logic. I haven’t been published at The Freeman before, so that’s cool.
I’m sad to have to call Brat out on this issue, but facts are facts. He’s just dead wrong. And as an economics professor, he has no excuse. If, like he says, immigration really does create a lump of labor and unemployment, then a logical solution to solving existing unemployment is to simply raise the minimum working age and reduce the supply of labor. He, of course, would never advocate this. Why then advocate for immigration restrictions with the goal of constricting the supply of labor?