Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

  1. The US entry freeze: far from a blanket Muslim ban

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    January 31, 2017 by AK

    The country with the largest Muslim population in the world is Indonesia, followed by Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. These four account for more than 40% of the total. Nigeria is in the fifth place. Egypt, Iran and Turkey share places six through eight. The Muslims in the seven countries covered by the American temporary ban …
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  2. Three comments on “White-Collar Supremacy”

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    November 27, 2016 by AK

    Three comments out of seven hundred responses to the NYT opinion piece by Kelly J. Baker I mentioned earlier. “sjaco” from northern Nevada: Ok, I guess I get what the author is getting at. Over 60 million people voted for Trump lets call that set T. Of the set of T a small subset of maybe 100 …
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  3. A filibuster in Hungary?

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    October 5, 2016 by AK

    If my calculations are correct, 37.4% of the eligible voters voted for Brexit in June and 39.7% of the eligible voters voted for Orbán’s immigration proposal last Sunday. However, the turnout for the Brexit referendum was 72%, with 52% voting “for,” while the turnout for Hungary’s referendum was 43%, with 98% voting “for.” In the …
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  4. “The truth is a trap”

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    October 1, 2016 by AK

    I stopped writing about DJT’s campaign when he failed the Khan test. Khizr Khan’s speech at the DNC made little sense. The US constitution does not authorize unrestricted immigration. The benefit of accepting potential heroes is immeasurably less than the risk of letting in potential terrorists. But Trump failed to make these obvious points. Now, …
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  5. So far, so good (freefall chronicles)

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    May 30, 2016 by AK

    I have been told that population aging is hardly the disaster certain natalists are making it to be: just look at how well Germany and Japan have handled it. Unfortunately, it is a rear-mirror view, reminiscent of the proverbial optimist falling off a skyscraper and saying, twenty floors down, “So far, so good.” As people …
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  6. Good dreams, bad dreams

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    February 12, 2016 by AK

    In his perennial quest for relevance, Dmitry Medvedev has granted a long interview to the German business newspaper Handelsblatt. It’s hidden behind a paywall on their site but posted in English on the official site of the Russian government. Naturally, Medvedev is pretending to be less than amused by the EU’s potential collapse from the refugee crisis. …
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