Saturday, July 2, 2016

Finally, Proof that Immigration is Good for the Economy!

I've been passing around the joke for a long time now about how immigrants create jobs, and are therefore good for the economy. Jobs created being more cops to arrest them, more lawyers to defend them, more government workers to counsel them and pass out welfare benefits, and more educational personnel to educate their kids for free.

Turns out it wasn't a joke. If you define an increase in GDP as good for the economy, then, as Vox Day says at his blog here [link]....

I was thinking about it was strange how the mantra that immigration is "good for the economy always remains the same no matter what the costs imposedon the invaded nation are.

The tidal wave of refugees that crashed through Germany’s doors last year has long turned to a trickle, but the costs of the inflow will remain a burden on the country for years, budget figures released on Friday showed. The German finance ministry expects to spend $86.2 billion over the next four years feeding, housing and training refugees as well as helping their home countries to stem the flow.So, the economy is measured in terms of GDP. GDP = C+I+G+(x-m)... wait a minute!

Immigrants are good for the economy, by definition, because they always increase government spending!
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P. S. I'm getting comments to this blog post and some e-mails from people who seem to be interpreting it to mean that Vox Day and I do think that immigration is good for the economy. Au contraire. This is sarcasm about how a rise in GDP is always considered an indication of an improvement in the economy, and that GDP is considered to rise when, among other things, government spending increases. No, we do not think for one second that immigration is good for the economy. We think that when dysfunctional paupers immigrate, it hurts the hell out of the economy. We clear on that?
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Quibcag: Illustrated by Lum of Urusei Yatsura (うる星やつら). who is herself an immigrant.

8 comments:

  1. I prefer to think of Mrs. Lovett's (see Sweeny Todd) Burritos employing real imported Mexican meat products.

    It would be efficient in the ISO9000 sense as Stephen King's the Langolier's.

    (Now I wonder how many readers would get half, much less all the references).

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    1. Too greasy for my taste. Sort of like Johnny Verbeck's machine.

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  2. Yeah, and as the tax base crumbles, all these government workers can feel the benefits of diversity by losing benefits, being laid off, and enjoying the enrichment of e coli food products and diseases that were formerly controlled. Nothing says progress like boarded up offices, food riots and a good non-discriminatory pandemic. Thank You Zika-Chan and Ebola-Chan. Now all we need is a good rat-borne disease to go along with our misquito pandemic and monkey virus. Diversity sure is vibrant, or should I say virulent?

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  3. As I said there: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_window_fallacy.
    Short version, yeah, you're paying cops, ect. but that money would/could otherwise be used on productive purposes.
    It just moves money around, it produces little or nothing of value - just the opposite, it consumes resources to deal with the problem.

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  4. I think that "good for the economy" equation misses a few terms. It's sort of like measuring the change in position for an instant after you step off the ledge and concluding that gravity no longer exists because you aren't falling. . . . yet.

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    1. Actually Lucian, you've inadvertently hit one of the main psychological factors of our domestic cargo cult. Like a lunatic who believes they can fly, these idiots are willing to jump off the ledge. For most of the journey downward powered by our Earth's gravitational field, they feel great. they believe they can fly. Its fun, they feel like Superman flying through the clouds with Lois Lane at their side. Its only when they make contact with the concrete that people say they're nuts.

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    2. Lots of types of fun end with a sudden, jarring stop.

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  5. Irony does not always come across in writing. Sometimes it is mistaken for sincere conviction.

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