Growth industry? Private prisons…
Great article today from Nina Bernstein on detention centers for immigrants and privatized facilities that enrich multinational corporate interests, but don’t actually save the taxpayers any money as well as being fraught with abuse and mismanagement..
Jobs would be good. Stimulus would be good. However, doing it earlier, when he had a Democratic majority in Congress would have been better..
Big sigh of relief for NYC. Hope all others in the path do okay.
There’s so little thoughtful discussion of immigration that reading Jose Antonio Vargas’s account of almost twenty years of hiding in plain sight in the Times is a bit shocking. Immigrants are a source of extraordinary dynamism and growth for a country and on simple, cynical, economic terms, the US and Europe need immigration fairly urgently. Vargas vividly illustrates the undercurrent of anxiety he felt for years and years even while he made lemons into lemonade (and won a Pulitzer)..