Prejudice makes bad policy: my response to Wim de Vriend

In his final installment of a four-part anti-immigration series, Wim de Vriend meets Webster’s description of prejudice: “an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge.” He devoted his sprawling prose to a handful of sexually … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Regulation, immigration | 3 Comments

The End of the Republican Majority

  As the United States Senate returns after yet another vacation its workload has been increased dramatically by President Donald Trump. I’m still not on the Trump Train but I do admire his work ethic and now his expectation that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2018 Election, Congress, Illegal Immigration, immigration, Leadership, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Tax Reform | 6 Comments

American Exceptionalism: my response to Wim de Vriend

I couldn’t help but notice a pattern in de Vriend’s social strife stories: none of them carried any rational relation to the history and experience of immigration in America. We could also point to all manner of religious conflict in … Continue reading

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Free-market economics is not an absurd philosophy: my response to Wim de Vriend

If the free-market, limited-government worldview is not valid “in the first place,” as de Vriend suggests, that merely raises the question as to what alternative set of normative first-principles are. The question is not whether or not it’s possible to … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:44 | Posted in Government Regulation, immigration | 1 Comment

Reduce a good thing? My response to Wim de Vriend

I’m happy to see an Oregon Catalyst reader submitted a reply to my writing on immigration, and I’d like to extend a warm welcome to any other of my readers to do the same on any topic in which they’d like to engage with … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:28 | Posted in Government Regulation, immigration | 6 Comments

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