International Trade – THE IOWA CAR CROP

Steven Landsburg, The Armchair Economist
THE IOWA CAR CROP

http://www.walkerd.people.cofc.edu/Readings/Trade/iowacarcrop.pdf

“International trade is nothing but a form of technology. The fact that there is a place called Japan, with people and factories, is quite irrelevant to Americans’ well-being. To analyze trade policies, we might as well assume that Japan is a giant machine with mysterious inner workings that convert wheat into cars.”

Thoughtful Article on Immigration

From:
Social Theory and Practice
Volume 36, Issue 3, July 2010
by: Michael Huemer

Is There a Right to Immigrate?

Immigration restrictions violate the prima facie right of potential immigrants not to be subject to harmful coercion. This prima facie right is not neutralized or outweighed by the economic, fiscal, or cultural effects of immigration, nor by the state’s special duties to its own citizens, or to its poorest citizens. Nor does the state have a right to control citizenship conditions in the same way that private clubs may control their membership conditions.

Click here for full article: Is There a Right to Immigrate?

Another reason to always remember that “The End Do Not Justify the Means”

From The New York Times:

The Dangers of Certainty: A Lesson From Auschwitz

How a single episode of a 1973 BBC series taught a young boy one of the most powerful moral lessons of the 20th century.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/the-dangers-of-certainty/

Thanks to Barbara Scolnick for providing the link.