Tyler Cowen On Immigration And Inequality: Case Closed!

From Marginal Revolution:

Does increasing inequality weaken the case for additional low-skilled immigration? 

by Tyler Cowen  

In general, no.  Let’s assume that the increase in inequality is driven by new technologies, such as automation, or by foreign trade. 


In other words, let's begin by assuming that the increase in inequality is not caused even in part by additional low-skilled immigration. Ergo, increasing inequality does not weaken the case for additional low-skilled immigration.

Q.E.D.

Case closed!

 See 1:44 to 2:01.