Chesterton’s Fence

“Before we tear down the walls our governments have erected, we should ask why these walls went up in the first place.”  C.K. Chesterton made this very germane observation in the 1930’s it has come to be called Chesterton’s Fence or Paradox: There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, […]

In Defense of Sanctuary Cities

What you have been hearing on the news is wrong Sanctuary Cities cut crime and help the poor. There is a justifiable uproar this week about a murder in San Francisco by a man who was in the USA without a visa. Some are saying that the reason for the crime occurring is that San […]

Border Thoughts in Arizona

The US-Mexico Map collection that I donated to the School of Transborder Studies at ASU is being exhibited at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix.  I’m speaking at the opening tomorrow night 2/19/2105 and helped to write an OpEd for the Arizona Republic about the ever changing border. Here is one of the effects of our […]

Weirdness Points

You have a set amount of “weirdness points”. Spend them wisely. An interesting idea from the Effective Altruism Forum I’m pretty sure that my henges use up most of my weirdness points. Leaving almost none for my libertarian conservative open the doors to immigrants weird views.

“Us” versus “Them”

In the 1970’s Henri Tajfel a social psychologist at Bristol University conducted a series of amazing experiments about prejudice. What he learned was that ordinary people have an automatic bias toward “us” and against “them.” This applies even when the “us” is assigned randomly by the throw of a dice. Prejudice, he discovered, is cognitively […]

Immigration Thoughts 11

“The costs of migration are greatly eased by the presence in the host country of a diaspora from the country of origin.” A weekly series of ten or so quotes from Exodus: How Migration is Changing the World by Paul Collier. Read more on RationalImmigration .com

Immigration Thoughts 9

“There are many daunting impediments to international migration over and above any legal restrictions.” A weekly series of ten or so quotes from Exodus: How Migration is Changing the World by Paul Collier. Read more on RationalImmigration .com

Immigration Thoughts 8

“Even though migration has accelerated it is still tiny relative to the number of people in the world.” A weekly series of ten or so quotes from Exodus: How Migration is Changing the World by Paul Collier. Read more on RationalImmigration .com