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I had the chance to speak with Larry Elder on his show (it was the day after Pat Buchanan had been his guest) and he is a toe-the-line libertarian concerning immigration. He said the day hadn`t come yet, but that soon he hoped for open borders in the United States. He is a firm believer in economic man, and believes anything that makes the global marketplace more efficient is good. To hell with a common culture, and economic independence in America, all must bow down to Von Mises and the god of efficiency. Maybe it`s just me but this is what seems to happen when intelligent people substitute reason for religion. I am really impressed with your site and hope it continues just as strong.
Peter Brimelow comments: Thanks! But you`re actually unfair to Von Mises himself - he was aware of the cultural framework question. It just wasn`t an issue at the time - he was writing during the 1920s-1960s immigration pause.
February 09, 2001