That Donald Trump is likely to be the Republican nominee and, quite possibly, the next President, stymies many Williams graduates. They would be less shocked by these developments if they could grasp the antipathy to increased immigration among many Americans of less-than-elite educational backgrounds. How can EphBlog help with this process? By pointing out Ephs in favor of reduced immigration! Start with Thomas Friedman, who recently came out in favor of “controlling low-skilled immigration.”

If you want to improve the salaries (and social status?) of low income workers in the United States, then the best place to start is by restricting the supply of people able and willing to do their jobs for less. Supply and demand sets the wages of the workers in the North Adams Walmart. Is Thomas Friedman the only prominent Eph to recognize this fundamental economic reality?

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