Towards A Good Samaritan World

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Over at Tech Central Station, I present an argument for taxing immigration instead of restricting it. "Sounds boring, I know," was added by the editor, and sets the tone for the piece. But maybe the phrase is useful: it should be a bore, a no-brainer, to let someone in if they're willing to pay enough, provided they're not a threat to national security.

Not all the comments were negative this time.


  • Wow. I read all the comments and they are almost all extremely ignorant and spiteful. I don't even know why you bother pretending to be a Republican. I mean, I guess the Republican party sort of fits you better than the Democratic party, but when you get right down to it, you really are a Libertarian. You have often complained of how mean-spirited and vacuous the Democrats are, and yet you somehow manage to tolerate it coming from the Republicans. Why?

    For the record, I think your ideas about immigration are brilliant and inspired. When millions and millions of people practice civil disobedience, like black people during the civil-rights movement, or illegal immigrants from South and Central America, then the law must clearly be unjust, or at the very least, in serious need of sweeping reforms. If I were starving, broke, jobless, and miserable in Mexico, you bet your ass I would break the law to go work in the US. I don't give a good-God-damn about the "it's the law" crowd. Fuck 'em!

    By Blogger Thomas Reasoner, at 10:10 PM  

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