Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hans-Hermann Hoppe on Immigration

by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

On Free Immigration and Forced Integration
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

The classical argument in favor of free immigration runs as follows: Other things being equal, businesses go to low-wage areas, and labor moves to high-wage areas, thus affecting a tendency toward the equalization of wage rates (for the same kind of labor) as well as the optimal localization of capital. An influx of migrants into a given-sized high-wage area will lower nominal wage rates. However, it will not lower real wage rates if the population is below its optimum size. To the contrary, if this is the case, the produced output will increase over-proportionally, and real incomes will actually rise. Thus, restrictions on immigration will harm the protected domestic workers qua consumers more than they gain qua producers. Moreover, immigration restrictions will increase the “flight” of capital abroad (the export of capital which otherwise might have stayed), still causing an equalization of wage rates (although somewhat more slowly), but leading to a less than optimal allocation of capital, thereby harming world living standards all-around. Continue reading

That NuLabour “mistake” over mass immigration wasn’t a mistake non-shock

by Robert Henderson

Since they lost the 2010 election, the Labour Party have been religiously spinning the line that the massive immigration they presided over during their 13 years in office was a mistake. A favourite ploy is to try to concentrate all the admission of failure on the decision to allow the better part of a million migrants from Eastern Europe when new entrants were admitted to the EU. Labour’s new leader Ed Miliband was at it in September 2011. Asked by Nick Robinson of the BBC whether Labour had lied about immigration, Miliband said Continue reading

British Royal Family – The Dracula Connection

“Porn Ruining Lives of Younger Generation” Too Late for Me, Alas!

“Today’s users can force [their] release by watching porn in multiple windows, searching endlessly, fast-forwarding to the bits they find hottest, switching to live sex chat, viewing constant novelty, firing up their mirror neurons with video action and cam-2-cam, or escalating to extreme genres and anxiety-producing material. It’s all free, easy to access, available within seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

I’m SO jealous! When I was a lad, it was just blurry magazines that cost the earth to buy and that were sold by people who always seemed to give you funny looks…. SIG

Non-Payment of Council Tax!

This is another one from the Freemen of the Land. Their legal claims are often of dubious merit at law. On the other hand, they are getting somewhere, when most libertarians do little more than fawn on big business and hope for some rich sugar daddy to pay off their mortgages. And, if you look at the men who faced down the Stuarts in the seventeenth century, their reading of the law was at variance with the legal consensus. Good luck, I say, to these people. SIG Continue reading

More on the Anthropogenic Climate Change Fraud

Scientist Who Said Climate Sceptics
Had Been Proved Wrong Accused
Of Hiding Truth By Colleague
by Benny Peiser

It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once and for all – the research that, in the words of its director, ‘proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer’. But today The Mail on Sunday can reveal that a leading member of Prof Muller’s team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact that BEST’s research shows global warming has stopped.–David Rose, Mail on Sunday, 30 October 2011 Continue reading

In Praise of Credit Checks

by Jeffrey Tucker

“The credit report is the best friend of the responsible in the same way that it is the worst enemy of the irresponsible.” Continue reading