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11 March 2006

Mexico is Booming!

So says Tyler Cowen. Among the exciting growth statistics he throws out: The Mexican middle class is now 40% of the population; 560,000 new homes were built last year and 720,000 are expected to be built this year; sales of home appliances have tripled over the last year.

So what he's saying is that Mexico is building more new homes than the number of people they are sending over the border in illegal aliens - and we're supposed to feel obligated to accept Mexican immigrants? I guess that's the idea behind the safety-valve - we take their least economically desirable citizens and their middle class gets to enjoy a nice economic boom.

Says Tyler: "Each time I visit Mexico, the more I am convinced that country has turned the corner" So while the country is turning the corner, how 'bout if about a half-million of them make a U-turn at the U.S. border since our middle class has already 'turned the corner' - in the other direction.

Related: Udolpho has some thoughts on the big pro-illegal-immigration rally yesterday in Chicago.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if Mr. Cowen is right, that wall we build will be a big problem for all us gringos who want to sneak into Mexico for the better life that is there.

Richard

March 12, 2006 1:29 AM  
Blogger ziel said...

Richard, there are those who wouldn't see any irony in your comment - e.g., Fred Reed.

March 12, 2006 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred's point is well taken.

Still there is a difference between someone escaping hunger and someone fleeing a shrew.

March 12, 2006 12:50 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

lol !

March 12, 2006 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Derek Copold said...

It is good news that Mexico is booming (if that is indeed the case). Long term, it means less emigration to the U.S., and perhaps a few people here will return.

March 13, 2006 6:22 PM  

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