Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on June 23, 2012

in Complexity & Emergence, Immigration, Seen and Unseen, Work

… is from page 81 of Philippe Legrain’s powerful 2007 book, Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them:

Immigrants don’t cost natives their jobs; they allow them to specialize in different ones. ┬áBecause immigrants are willing to work at lower wages, many more unskilled jobs that would not otherwise exist are created. ┬áRemember that skilled jobs and unskilled jobs are complementary; more child minders enable more young parents to work in finance; hotel managers require more cleaners in order to manage their establishments efficiently; and immigrants spend money as well as earning it, thereby boosting domestic demand for goods and services and creating new jobs too.

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