Jonah quotes Tamar Jacoby thus, inter alia: “Employers understood that
economic growth required a robust supply of labor.”
Possibly it did; but does it still? As it happens, I have just put down my
current (1/10/04) issue of The Economist, where I was reading about Japan.
Japan is doing pretty nicely: “Real GDP grew by an estimated 2.6% in
2003…” Not bad for a nation that’s supposed to be on the ropes. And that
does not now, nor ever has, tolerated any significant immigration at all!