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    11-08-2019, 10:05 PM
    I'm sure you can you find someone who claims to have been hurt by this "trade war", but I doubt most people have noticed anything bad about it, expect for headlines telling them the world is going to end. On a personal note, both our Chinese and our US investments have had almost obscene returns this year, with the Chinese investments at +49 % at present. So if that's what you get from a "trade war", I can't complain.
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    11-07-2019, 05:59 PM
    See my edit above.
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    11-07-2019, 05:48 PM
    I think that's conflating two separate issues. I totally agree with getting rid of "bad" immigrants - pretty much anyone who is a drain on society, financially or even culturally, and with having a really high bar for immigrants. Basically, you only want immigrants that are "better" than the natives. But you don't actually get rid of any "bad" immigrants by keeping out "good" immigrants, so as a policy measure this sounds rather pointless. Edit: But you could have a policy that ties immgration to emigration, meaning that more people have to emigrate (including forced repatriation) than are allowed to immigrate. It's just that a complete freeze on all immigration doesn't make sense. Preventing a Finnish neurosurgeon from moving to the US does not get rid of a single illegal alien or welfare parasite.
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    11-07-2019, 07:24 AM
    Sorry, but that sounds like a really dumb idea. It's just unworkable and counter-productive. I could get behind a proposal that stipulates zero net immigration, coupled with requiring immigrants to take an IQ test and score above the current US average, and a requirement that you have to pay a certain amount of income tax (like 10x what the median US worker pays in a year) before becoming eligible for any social services. But to just say no one can move to the US, under any circumstances, just doesn’t make sense.
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