Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Pioneer Migration

Attract one person and an entire village will follow.

Theme: Brain drain is economic development.

Subject Article: "The Salvadoran town where migrants are hotly debated folk heroes."

Other Links: 1. "Baltimore puts out welcome mat for immigrants, hoping to stop population decline."

Postscript: In recognition of persistent urban poverty, Baltimore's stated goal of population growth is indicative of the dysfunctional politics in that city. How about better schools? Population data are an indicator, not a means to an end. Stop treating immigrants like a number and recognize that people develop, not places.

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