The New Yorker on We Wanted Workers

The New Yorker just published a very thoughtful review of We Wanted Workers. This is how the review introduces one of my key themes.

Instead of asking what we owe immigrants, he wants us to think more clearly about what we’re likely to get in return. Unlike Trump, he isn’t convinced that immigration is an existential threat to America, but he is not convinced, either, by politicians’ constant assurances that immigration is what makes America great. He believes that we should take up a question that is sometimes considered taboo: What if immigration isn’t good for us, after all?

Author: George Borjas

I am a Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.