Donald Trump Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Los admiradores extranjeros de Trump

CAMBRIDGE – A Donald Trump no le gustan los latinoamericanos y promueve la construcción de un muro para separarlos de Estados Unidos. Como suele suceder con tales desaires, los latinoamericanos tienden a corresponder el sentimiento, al igual que los musulmanes y otros que se sienten ofendidos por el candidato a presidente nominado por el Partido Republicano. Sin embargo, muchos de quienes no gustan de Trump comparten su pasión por las políticas restrictivas con respecto a la inmigración.

Probablemente son pocos los ámbitos de la política pública en los que algo que es tan bueno para la sociedad, se pinta como tan malo. Desde luego, proyectar los problemas de una sociedad sobre chivos expiatorios extranjeros es una táctica política muy antigua. Sin embargo, resulta sorprendente el grado en que la hostilidad hacia la inmigración va en contra de la evidencia de lo beneficiosas que son sus consecuencias.

Investigaciones recientes sobre la inmigración muestran sus enormes efectos positivos sobre el bienestar de la población nativa. Bill y Sari Kerr demuestran que, si bien los inmigrantes representan alrededor del 13% de la población estadounidense, dan cuenta del 26% del total de emprendedores, y en el equipo de liderazgo de cerca del 36% de las empresas nuevas se encuentra por lo menos un inmigrante. Esto sugiere que la inmigración constituye parte importante de la vitalidad económica y de la creación de empleo en Estados Unidos.

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/0KG0RBF/es;
  1. An employee works at a chemical fiber weaving company VCG/Getty Images

    China in the Lead?

    For four decades, China has achieved unprecedented economic growth under a centralized, authoritarian political system, far outpacing growth in the Western liberal democracies. So, is Chinese President Xi Jinping right to double down on authoritarianism, and is the “China model” truly a viable rival to Western-style democratic capitalism?

  2. The assembly line at Ford Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

    Whither the Multilateral Trading System?

    The global economy today is dominated by three major players – China, the EU, and the US – with roughly equal trading volumes and limited incentive to fight for the rules-based global trading system. With cooperation unlikely, the world should prepare itself for the erosion of the World Trade Organization.

  3. Donald Trump Saul Loeb/Getty Images

    The Globalization of Our Discontent

    Globalization, which was supposed to benefit developed and developing countries alike, is now reviled almost everywhere, as the political backlash in Europe and the US has shown. The challenge is to minimize the risk that the backlash will intensify, and that starts by understanding – and avoiding – past mistakes.

  4. A general view of the Corn Market in the City of Manchester Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

    A Better British Story

    Despite all of the doom and gloom over the United Kingdom's impending withdrawal from the European Union, key manufacturing indicators are at their highest levels in four years, and the mood for investment may be improving. While parts of the UK are certainly weakening economically, others may finally be overcoming longstanding challenges.

  5. UK supermarket Waring Abbott/Getty Images

    The UK’s Multilateral Trade Future

    With Brexit looming, the UK has no choice but to redesign its future trading relationships. As a major producer of sophisticated components, its long-term trade strategy should focus on gaining deep and unfettered access to integrated cross-border supply chains – and that means adopting a multilateral approach.

  6. The Year Ahead 2018

    The world’s leading thinkers and policymakers examine what’s come apart in the past year, and anticipate what will define the year ahead.

    Order now