At Mises Canada I have two new posts:
==> This one is fun. I just walk through a NYT article on New York state’s experience with ObamaCare to show how it is screwing certain people. Oh yeah, the article was singled out by Paul Krugman to show how great ObamaCare is.
==> In this one I take on Mean Gene Callahan on immigration. You will need to follow the link if you want to see the meat of it, but let me quote a tangential issue that I think people often miss in these debates:
No individual has the power to actually form current government policy. It is not a “cop out” for me to say that the best thing would be to privatize land, get rid of the welfare state and government schools, etc. etc., in which case “unrestricted immigration” by the federal government would be A-OK. Regardless of what I say on immigration policy, the government is going to do whatever it’s going to do. Once we realize that the purpose of our pontificating is to say what the ideal outcome would be, we can stop tying ourselves in knots by talking about “politically possible” options.