Robert VerBruggen just wrote a very interesting, and quite insightful, overview of my work and We Wanted Workers for The American Conservative. I spoke to him just three days after the election, and probably rambled a lot about the surprise outcome. So I’m certainly grateful he was able to somehow weave those ramblings within a long essay that gives a coherent description of my research.
I was particularly impressed by his observation about my place in the academic community, because it certainly strikes a nerve.
It is hard to call Borjas an outsider…He publishes in the best journals, presents his work at leading academic conferences, is consulted when major scientific organizations…summarize the state of knowledge in his field. But it’s equally hard to say he fits in.