From my new book review in Taki’s Magazine:
September 23, 2020
Center-left Vox pundit Matthew Yglesias’ new book One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger is actually two contradictory polemics. The book is both a sensible call for making family formation more affordable for younger Americans, and a demented demand for tripling the population of the United States (currently one-third of a billion) via immigration, thus ruining the chances of tens of millions of actual Americans to afford marriage and children.
There’s really no way to reconcile Yglesias’ two requests:
—We should figure out smart ways to make life a little less stressful for Americans so they can have children as well as careers; and
—We should also encourage the rest of the world to crowd into the U.S. and horn in on the birthrights of American citizens.
Yglesias’ main argument for adding 666,666,666 immigrants is that this would help us compete with populous China.
In short, Yglesias seems to imply, America must invite the world in order to invade the world.
Just think of the possibilities! Such as … well … okay, here’s one: If we had two-thirds of a billion more immigrants, we could conscript a humongous army and militarily conquer the world…which would finally give us some place to dump all the teeming masses of immigrants.
Read the whole thing there.