The Gist: Adam Davidson on immigration, and hunger strikes for the DREAM Act.

How the Economy and Football Could Benefit From Immigration Reform

How the Economy and Football Could Benefit From Immigration Reform

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 26 2015 7:11 PM

Immigrants Don’t Steal Jobs

One economist makes his case for immigration reform, which would make us all rich—and give South Dakota a football team.

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What makes immigration essential to economies everywhere.

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Today on The Gist, Adam Davidson of NPR’s Planet Money explains what economists really think of immigration laws. He recently wrote the feature Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant for the New York Times Magazine. For the Spiel, what to do when you’re hungry for change.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.