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Saturday, July 02, 2016

Economics and migration

"In Britain new migrants from the EU contribute more to the exchequer than they take out." - The Economist, today.

In my latest piece on TalkMarkets, I ask some questions about that assertion. Can anyone help with facts?


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A K Haart said...

This feels like one of those questions where there is no answer. No doubt a range of answers could be constructed from a range of facts, but many important "facts" are probably inaccessible or indeterminate.

For example, a primary school in Derby with over fifty percent of pupils not having English as their first language. Many are not familiar with formal education either and don’t want to be there. How does one feed those facts into wider answers?

Questions without answers feed political processes though, and that may be their ultimate purpose.

Sackerson said...

It's as though we're being fed authoritative answers without evidence. There's such a lack of trust now.