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Posted inNews

Florida joins Texas, Arizona in weaponizing migrants by sending them to other states

Reading Time: 2 minutes Don’t get too caught up in recent headlines around Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where two planes of some 50 migrants, many Venezuelan, showed up suddenly on Wednesday. Yes, this caused great confusion and a scrambling of community resources to provide basic necessities and aid to very confused arrivals who spoke little English. But it’s also nothing […]

Posted inUncategorized

Low-Skilled Migration: No Effect on Wages

Reading Time: < 1 minute The claim is trotted out very commonly when discussing immigration and was certainly claimed before the EU referendum in the UK back in 2016. Here, Nobel Prize-winning economist puts the claim, and many others, to bed. Here she is on Channel 4 making her claim regarding wages: And here is the interview in full, dealing […]

Posted inPolitics

The Disconnect Between News and Reality

Reading Time: 4 minutes These sorts of surveys are always fascinating reading and viewing. So often, there is a disconnect between what we think is the case in any number of scenarios in the world around us, and the reality. We are really bad at estimating and we are swayed by the news quite staggeringly. I know this from talking […]

Posted inPolitics, Psychology

Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist: Trump, Farage and Modern Politics

Reading Time: 6 minutes The title really should be “Everyone’s a Little Bit In-groupy…” but it doesn’t flow so well… For various evolutionary reasons, we are very distrustful of people in the outgroup. There would have been benefits for troops of primates who would be more genetically different to other troops and would have good reason, in a biological […]

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A Mollie Tibbett Illegal Immigrants Analogy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is a little something from HandsomeMrToad: Something very bad happened to me last year: a dear friend of mine was murdered. His name was Roddy Posa. And at the trial, I found out that the murderer was wearing yellow socks at the time when he murdered my friend Roddy Posa.  Looking into it further, […]

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