Friday, November 10, 2006

Broken Dobbs

With immigration a hot topic in the political debate, Lou Dobbs of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight continues to demonize people entering the country to work (the title comes from his show's segment on the subject, "Broken Borders").

Dobbs is wrong about the harm immigration does to our economy (see this post I wrote), just as he's wrong about the dangers of outsourcing (see parts 1, 2 and 3 of a series I wrote when his Exporting America book came out). "Lou Dobbs Democrats" are a strange bunch: anti-war but anti-trade. Trade re-enforces peace, just as you are less likely to start a fight with the grocer you go to every week.

The Nation has an excellent piece on Dobbs and how he runs his show, here.

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