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]....
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!
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?
Quibcag: Illustrated by Lum of Urusei Yatsura (うる星やつら). who is herself an immigrant.