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How Many Is Too Many?: The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States

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From the stony streets of Boston to the rail lines of California, from General Relativity to Google, one of the surest truths of our history is the fact that America has been built by immigrants. The phrase itself has become a steadfast campaign line, a motto of optimism and good will, and indeed it is the rallying cry for progressives today who fight against tightening ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 6th 2015 by University Of Chicago Press (first published December 23rd 2014)
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I happened across a description of How Many Is Too Many?: The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States and couldn't resist reading. The topic of immigration is definitely controversial, no matter one's political persuasion. However, due to feeling as if it's an extremely important topic, I was very interested in seeing what the author had to say. I know that many people have a predetermined view of immigration and nothing will possibly change their view, but I think t ...more
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From the author: "Common sense suggests that a growing population leads to sprawling development and greater crowding, more pollution and less room on the landscape for other species. Common sense and economic theory suggest that flooding labor markets drives down wages for less skilled workers, undermines unionizing efforts and increases economic inequality. This book argues that when it comes to immigration-driven population growth, common sense is right. Political pr
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