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Cheap Labor Is Expensive

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Jan 23, 2015 at 19:36

A few years a ago I read an article in the "Economist" that argued that increasing immigration from North Africa and other Muslims countries would help provide Europe with cheap labor at the low end of the spectrum to compensate for the low birth rate of native Europeans.

Aside from the dubious economic benefits after one figures in the welfare and social costs from crime and terrorism, it should be clear by now that liberalized Muslim immigration should have been a no-go. As has been said, there is nothing so expensive as cheap labor.

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