Sunday, March 23, 2014

Objectivists For Welfare

Mmost Objectivists (such as Harry Binswanger) support virtually unlimited immigration (although I’m told that Binswanger exempts Israel from his belief in open borders).  Well, this was apparently the featured post recently on Binswanger’s email list
A young man named Jan Koum was raised by immigrants who were on welfare and food stamps--exactly what the anti-immigration advocates warn us about.
Except that he grew up and became a software developer, and just sold his company, WhatsApp, to Facebook for $19 billion.

Being anti-immigration is very short-sighted, to say the least.

Also, I see no reason at all why immigrants should be treated differently with regard to welfare: if anything, I suspect they tend to be morally superior and more eager to not depend on handouts, than the Americans who take them. Or at least the next generation makes it, which is so often not the case with Americans on welfare. 

     —  Chip Joyce

Immigrants – even when they are on welfare – are morally superior to the rest of us.