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#436: If Economists Controlled The Borders

February 19th, 2013

Episode 562 of 902 episodes

For the first time in a while, there's political momentum building to change the U.S. immigration system. On today's show, we ask three economists: What would the perfect system look like? If we could scrap the mess of a system that we currently have and replace it with anything, what would it look like?Among the answers:Let in lots more doctors and engineersAuction off immigration slots to the highest biddersOpen the gates, and let everyone in

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