Immigrants to the Rescue
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Immigrants to the Rescue

Germany faces a major crisis. The German birth rate is considerably below what’s needed to replace the population. German seniors, meanwhile, are living longer and drawing more on state resources for their pensions and health care. There are basically two ways out of this demographic crisis. First of all, Germany could boost its birth rate….

Rising Diversity Is Joe Biden’s Worry, Too
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Rising Diversity Is Joe Biden’s Worry, Too

Is her racial diversity America’s greatest strength? So we are told. Yet, even before America becomes a majority-minority nation, 25 years from now, recent changes in the composition of the country are going to impact both parties in 2020. According to Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, between 2010 and 2020, while America’s population grew by…

How Austerity and Anti-immigrant Politics Left Italy Exposed
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How Austerity and Anti-immigrant Politics Left Italy Exposed

As the viral blitzkrieg rolls across one European border after another, it seems to have a particular enmity for Italy. The country’s death toll has passed China’s, and scenes from its hospitals look like something out of Dante’s imagination. Why? Italy has the fourth largest economy in the European Union, and in terms of health…

The West Has Two Liberalism Problems, And Burning The Quran Is Just One of Them
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The West Has Two Liberalism Problems, And Burning The Quran Is Just One of Them

The disgusting burning of a Quran in Norway last week was a rabidly Islamophobic act of hatred that highlighted one of the West’s two liberalism problems, with the first being that the aforementioned stunt is supposedly protected by the principle of “free speech” while the other is that many Western governments are reluctant to encourage…

Trump’s Spiteful Tweet Against “The Squad” Made a Solid Point
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Trump’s Spiteful Tweet Against “The Squad” Made a Solid Point

Call it “misogynistic”, “racist”, and/or “xenophobic” if one wants, but Trump’s spiteful tweet against “the Squad” of new progressive Democrat congresswomen made a solid point about reversing the crippling effects of “brain drain” on “Global South” nations even if that wasn’t his intent whatsoever and he did so in his characteristically crude way. Trump tweeted…