Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

Immigration and Efficiency

November 20th, 2012

Headed to Arizona for T-day holiday so the mind turns toward immigration reform. To restate the overstated, there’s a real opening for comprehensive reform coming off of the election. The President has made it a priority for term two, many D’s are surely ready to consolidate their electoral advantage, and some R’s recognize that it… Read more

CBO: Slower Growth is Baked in the Cake…(But it shouldn’t outta stay that way)

November 17th, 2012

In a new analysis of the slow growth of the US economy post the Great Recession, the Congressional Budget Office produced a result that might surprise you: the underlying growth rate of the economy has significantly slowed. If you have an historical perspective on this sort of thing, you know that in past recoveries we’ve… Read more

President Obama’s New Anti-Deportation Plan

June 15th, 2012

I was going to summarize this new move by the Pres as being in that all-too-rare intersection of good policy and good politics, but Harold Meyerson beat me to it!  He focuses more on the politics but here’s why I like the policy. Key to immigration reform is controlling inflows from the border.  History shows… Read more