The Heritage Foundation`s Robert Rector
has a fine article in NRO
setting libertarians straight on immigration, opening by citing this definitive quote from Milton Friedman
A decade ago, Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman admonished the Wall Street Journal for its idee fixe on open-border immigration policy. "It`s just obvious you can`t have free immigration and a welfare state," he warned. This remark adds insight to the current debate over immigration in the U.S. Senate.
Look to Milton: Open borders and the welfare state by Robert Rector, NRO, June 20 2007.
Rector doesn`t say, but this quote originated in a Forbes
I conducted with Friedman in 1997. We`ve been making good use of it
here at VDARE.COM ever since.
For immigration enthusiasts, the bad news is not so much that the arguments they are facing are actually new - they`ve been ignoring/ shouting them down
since the early 1990s
- but that these arguments are now suddenly being made by so much of the conservative Establishment. Indeed, by parts
of the Liberal Establishment too. Stay tuned.