Saturday, 15 April 2017
Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - NumbersUSA.com
Immigration - Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet.
The lesson here is to make a real difference in the world all countries and regions need to improve their economic situations and lift their standards of living. Importing poor people into first world countries doesn't fix the problem. The answer is to set up systems of internal economic activity and production in different areas of the globe - rather than simply importing products from a few production centres. Trade and economic policy is the solution.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 15th, 2017.]