Tim Kane's Immigrant Interview of Henderson
By David Henderson
Tim Kane’s interview of me, which I mentioned here, is out. It’s titled “David Henderson: The Immigrant Who Worked for Reagan.” It’s about an hour long.
We covered in this order: the draft, Nixon, Martin Anderson, immigration, George Borjas, Bryan Caplan’s Concise Encyclopedia article on Communism, life in Canada for young David (this is the part where, Brian Lamb-style, Tim caught me off guard), my father teaching me trig while smoking his cigar and me gasping the fumes and grasping the concepts, what Canadians know about the United States, why Canadian talent in Hollywood is disproportionately in comedy, seeing movies in North Dakota, Canadian health care, my tastes in music, my evolving views on Los Angeles, why I’m 98% American, how my views evolved on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, federalism, problems with E-Verify, immigration reform, immigrants voting, charging admission for immigrants, refugees from Vietnam in the mid-1970s, Ronald Reagan, Joan Baez, Sr. and 1980 Mariel boat lift, Presidential Executive Orders, Milton Friedman predicts I’ll get corrupted working at Cato in 1979 and then takes it back years later, Friedman, immigration, and the welfare state.
I might have missed a few.