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Matt Yglesias' crazy libertarian immigration plan would harm hundreds of millions of people - 10/05/12

Over at Slate, Matt Yglesias continues to offer crazy, libertarians-influenced immigration ideas. His latest idea thinks big: what he's proposing would harm hundreds of millions - perhaps billions - of people around the world. As I was reading his post ( peekURL.com/z3eft2b ), I kept waiting for some sort of punchline, some sort of recognition that there might just be downsides to his plan. I...

Matt Yglesias' low level of concern for American (high-tech) workers - 09/22/12

... already knew that Matt Yglesias of Slate has little concern for lower-skilled American workers [1]. But, lest there be any doubt, he doesn't have much concern for high-tech American workers either. He writes ( peekURL.com/zjfQZ4w ): Perhaps the least-controversial issue in American politics is the idea that we should hand out more work permits to high-skilled foreigners, particularly people with...

Clueless: Matt Yglesias can't see difference between immigration and internal migration - 08/23/12

Slate's Matt Yglesias - known around here as Tom Friedman Jr. - offers "How Come Nobody Thinks Stopping People From Moving To Chicago Would Create Jobs?" ( peekURL.com/zEbLJcf ): ...If a new freeway spur gets built out to a town, nobody says "more people will move here thanks to improved transportation access and joblessness will skyrocket." If more people move to town, that means more investment...

Matt Yglesias thinks "Offshoring Is Fine" - 07/17/12

Matt Yglesias of Slate continues his slow, shallow descent into becoming Tom Friedman Jr. with "Offshoring Is Fine" [1]. On one hand, what Yglesias writes is little different from what any of the many Koch family-linked libertarian economists would write. But, he adds in a "liberal" touch: he wants a generous welfare state to smooth over the dislocations caused by his otherwise libertarian...

Matt Yglesias' crooked, libertarian, cheap serf labor scheme (immigration, Slate, DREAM Act) - 06/20/12

... immigration than Matt Yglesias of Slate: I want to raise wages and working conditions, while Yglesias peddles libertarian concepts designed to reduce wages and working conditions. From Yglesias' "Obama and the DREAM Act: America needs much bigger, bolder immigration reform/America needs much bigger, bolder immigration reform - for low-skilled workers, not just supergeniuses - to boost the...

James Ledbetter of Slate hypes immigration as a cure-all, despite reality - 09/09/10

... reality aside, James Ledbetter of Slate offers "Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor. Really. We Mean It /Economists are making the case politicians are afraid to: Immigration is great for the U.S." (slate.com/id/2265974). Here are a few ways Ledbetter isn't in touch with the reality that the rest of us share: 1. He makes the misleading claim that "If you pay attention only to politics, you'd be...

Christopher Hitchens has no clue about the tea parties - 08/31/10

... Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally (at Slate: slate.com/id/2265515 ). A few comments: 1. The leaders and many of the followers of the tea party movement are all about the money. Those like Dick Armey (of FreedomWorks) and Grover Norquist aren't in any way white nationalists; in fact, both strongly support massive immigration (whether those following them know it or not and whether their followers...

People for the American Way, TPM begin personal destruction campaign against Frank Ricci (what you can do) - 07/11/09

... at 1:26PM * Dahlia Lithwick of Slate offers "Fire Proof/The New Haven firefighter is no stranger to employment disputes" (July 10 at 6:50 PM, link)

Dave Weigel /Slate /Reason Magazine lies about Obama birth certificate issue - 12/04/08

... Magazine takes to the webpages of Slate to offer "Change They Can Litigate/The fringe movement to keep Barack Obama from becoming president" (link). It contains at least one lie and several misleading statements (I didn't read the whole thing, so there's probably more). The lie is his claim concerning the "state of Hawaii's official statement that the certificate was legitimate". There is no...

Jacob Weisberg/Slate: only racism prevents Barack Obama from being elected - 08/23/08

Jacob Weisberg of Slate offers If "Obama Loses/Racism is the only reason McCain might beat him" (link). I hopefully don't need to excerpt any of it to point out that it's not only wrong, it's also a roadmap for how the Democratic Party will operate for the next four years (or in perpetuity). Note that Weisburg isn't just some nobody; he's the "editor-in-chief of the Slate Group". So, I'll just...

Steven E. Landsburg is a complete idiot - 06/12/07

... Everyday Economics column for Slate magazine. His latest is called "How much is an immigrant's life worth, exactly?" Read an excerpt and a partial discussion here, and the following is adapted from a comment I left at Slate's Fray: --- Obviously, it's extremely sleazy for him to use loaded phrases such as "three-fifths of a full-fledged citizen" and his reference to hunting Mexicans. But, let's...