Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Other Sucking Sound

The Immigration Brain Drain

An aspect of immigration that is not discussed very much is the impact it has on the country of origin. The Guardian points out that the West is actually draining the most competent individuals away from the Third World, thus condemning these countries to continued poverty. I don't know whether this is as true for the US, but someone on NPR was saying this morning that Mexico actually has a strong economy these days. The "pull" effect of US opportunity is now more important than the "push" effect of poverty and calamity. The link is thanks to Tim Worstall.

3/8/2006 11:21 AM

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At Wednesday, March 08, 2006 3:00:00 PM, Blogger mal said...

it seems like this has been going on forever


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