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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.
We already knew that Matt Yglesias of Slate has little concern for lower-skilled American workers . But, lest there be any doubt, he doesn't have much concern for high-tech American workers either. He writes ( peekURL.com/zjfQZ4w ):
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 ):
Matt Yglesias of Slate continues his slow, shallow descent into becoming Tom Friedman Jr. with "Offshoring Is Fine" .
Matt Yglesias' crooked, libertarian, cheap serf labor scheme (immigration, Slate, DREAM Act) - 06/20/12
I'm more (traditionally) liberal on 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.
Tossing 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:
Christopher Hitchens offers "White Fright / Glenn Beck's rally was large, vague, moist, and undirected—the Waterworld of white self-pity" about Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally (at Slate: slate.com/id/2265515 ). A few comments:
People for the American Way, TPM begin personal destruction campaign against Frank Ricci (what you can do) - 07/11/09
McClatchy reports that People for the American Way and perhaps other groups are "quietly" beginning a "politics of personal destruction"/"Joe the Plumber"-style campaign against Frank Ricci, the firefighter who'll be testifying at the Sonia Sotomayor confirmati
Dave Weigel of Reason 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).
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 reprise the comment I left on the article:
Steven E. Landsburg (armchair *at* troi.cc.rochester.edu) is apparently an "economist" who writes the 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: