Thursday, August 28, 2008

Framing the Immigration Debate

The Rockridge Institute has an interesting article on how to frame the immigration debate. It makes the point that the Conservatives have succeeded in framing the debate in the most racially-polarizing way possible. The costs associated with immigration (by which we mean hispanic immigration, of course) are considered, but the benefits are not. More importantly we don't think about the complex interrelationship of issues that drive the debate. The Institute's report makes for thought-provoking reading.