Friday, April 19, 2013

Reason 1,001 why immigration is good for the US. Nice graph showing the incidence of entrepreneurship in the US. Immigrants carry the load in starting businesses. We need more of this, not less...

This graphic comes from a recent study (found HERE) on the state of entrepreneuship in the US.  There are MANY other interesting graphs and data in the study, but this one interested me because I believe it is important element in the movement to reform our immigration policies.

It shows the incidence of entrepreneurship between native born Americans and Immigrants.  The gray line represent immigrants, the blue line "native borns". Look at the trend over time.

Immigration = Entrepreneurship = Economic activity = Jobs.  We need to be mindful of this when we formulate policy. 

Something about babies and bath water, if  I recall.

HT: New York Times for the link to this study
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