Economists on Immigration
By Arnold Kling
Alex Tabarrok composed a letter to the political community from the economics community on immigration. He has posted the letter. Here is an excerpt:
Immigrants do not take American jobs. The American economy can create as many jobs as there are workers willing to work so long as labor markets remain free, flexible and open to all workers on an equal basis.
MRV alert–Bryan would recognize this is an example of economists differing from the general public because the latter suffer from make-work bias, which is the belief that jobs are scarce and we need to worry about preserving them.