An Economist on Politicians on Immigration: New at AL.com
By Art Carden
My latest op-ed was published today by AL.com. In it, I evaluated claims by Senator Jeff Sessions and Rep. Mo Brooks that “we don’t have that many jobs” (Sessions) and that “simple economics” says “You increase the supply of anything, it tends to push down the price.” Much of my argument centers on Adam Smith’s claims in The Wealth of Nations:
The greatest improvement in the productive powers of labour, and the greater part of the skill, dexterity, and judgment with which it is any where directed, or applied, seem to have been the effects of the division of labour.