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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy exposes an atrocious shake-down operation run by the U.S. Department of Labor. I’m very glad that John Tamny responded to Michael Lind’s weak recent essay in the Wall Street Journal. A slice: Except that what’s really “snobbish” is the belief that workers shouldn’t “move to opportunity.” It’s snobblish because it insults the very people who made the U.S. great by risking everything (including their lives) on the way to crossing borders and oceans in order to taste personal and economic freedom in the United States. These intrepid individuals were of course promised nothing if they were lucky enough to reach the U.S., but made the ultimate leap on the assumption that freedom to achieve would be all they would need to better

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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy exposes an atrocious shake-down operation run by the U.S. Department of Labor.

I’m very glad that John Tamny responded to Michael Lind’s weak recent essay in the Wall Street Journal. A slice:

Except that what’s really “snobbish” is the belief that workers shouldn’t “move to opportunity.” It’s snobblish because it insults the very people who made the U.S. great by risking everything (including their lives) on the way to crossing borders and oceans in order to taste personal and economic freedom in the United States. These intrepid individuals were of course promised nothing if they were lucky enough to reach the U.S., but made the ultimate leap on the assumption that freedom to achieve would be all they would need to better themselves economically.

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He is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education.

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