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The Costs of Deportation

Almost every economics course begins with an introduction to the concept of opportunity cost. Put simply, an opportunity cost is an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action. How many of us, though, actually calculate the opportunity costs of actions we see being taken every day? Recently I began to delve deeper into this question and started analyzing the opportunity... Read More

Immigration for Psychopaths


Immigration reform is a touchy issue. There are persuasive moral arguments on each side. However, what remained the true stumbling block to past attempts at devising a reform formula were the economics of immigration. Cheaper labor is certainly enticing to businesses, but what about current American laborers? The fact that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO finally agree... Read More