Surprise! The pro-war (Waritarian?), pro-Open Borders Cato Institute endorses — Open Borders:
A new study from the libertarian CATO Institute concludes that legalizing the more than eight million undocumented workers in the United States would have significant economic benefits for the country, while simply enhancing border enforcement and applying restrictive immigration laws would actually hurt the U.S. economically.
Got that? ECONOMIC BENEFITS are all that matter. I’m sure they’re right when they say there’s money to be made in opening the borders to the Third World — Big Business is always hungry for more cheap, easily exploitable labor. American workers may suffer, but who cares? Libertarian ideologues don’t give a rip about them. To Libertarians, it all comes down to the Golden Rule, which they understand as, “Whatever makes me the most gold.” Here’s how one writer paraphrased this belief:
For the economist, all human beings are alike, not of course because they have some higher calling in common but because they all rationally pursued objectives that are equally irrational. Homo economicus is cold, rational, and utilitarian; he is gifted in calculating but empty of substance. Human beings are indistinguishable in their way of being; they can only be distinguished by their incomes, their levels of consumption or productivity. Here, everything that Peguy loves, all that he celebrates–good manners and morals, fine workmanship, beautiful language, simple joys, bonds of the flesh, the honor of the poor, the genius of Homer–none of this has any meaning. We are indeed in the world of equality by default.
Which is why leftist egalitarians and Big Business support Open Borders.
By the way, check out the Cato Institute’s sources:
The new report, written by Professor Peter B. Dixon and Research Fellow Maureen T. Rimmer at the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash University in Australia, relies on an economic model used by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Homeland Security, as well as International Trade Commission.
Well. No question about the objectivity of THAT data. If you can’t believe the departments of a globalist empire, who can you believe?