One of the best looks at immigration I’ve read in a long time. As per usual Davidson looks at the economic impact.
He shows the fallacy of the idea that immigrants steal jobs. Whereas the staff here has long said that uneducated immigrants often take the jobs that Americans no longer want to do; cleaning toilets, manual labor and such, this article points to a different reality. The uneducated manual laborers make the entire cost of work done by better educated citizens less expensive overall which increases the amount of jobs available to citizens, not the other way around.
NYTimes: Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant
Economic studies show that most current methods of reducing elephant poaching are entirely ineffective. Destroying poached ivory seized by governments just isn’t working. The writer says evidence shows that the best methods of reducing and even eliminating animal poaching is to involve the local communities in the preservation of the spaces and animals, principally by return profits to the community.
Time to learn from the past. Families matter when it comes to poverty. Blaming single parents is the wrong solution. Policies to support families, contraception, reducing unwanted pregnancies, protecting a mother’s right to choose to keep an unwanted pregnancy, keeping low level offenders out of prison and in their kids lives, these are the right solutions.
NYTimes: When Liberals Blew It
Social activist investors make more headway when they attack the financiers and backers of problematic industries than going after the industries themselves.
They were able to convince PC Bank to curtail funding for mountain top removal mining. Hopefully this will have the intended effect of reducing this environmentally injurious practice.
This method of forcing corporations to stop harmful practices could be used in a wide array fields. The staff here at NobodyisFlyingthePlane hopes to see more of it.
NYTimes: A New Tack in the War on Mining Mountains
Why Finance Is Still a Problem
The Finance industry isn’t doing its part for the rest of the economy. There lots of improvements still needed in the sector.