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关于移民的令人不安的真相

伦敦—社会学、人类学和历史学正在大肆影响关于移民问题的争论。似乎活着就是为了面包的经济人已经让位给了归属感至少和吃一样重要的人。

这让人怀疑,对大规模移民的敌意无非是针对就业损失、工资低迷和不平等性恶化的反对。经济学在身份政治的兴起中显然起到了一定作用,但身份危机无法单靠经济改革解决。经济福祉和社会福利并不相同。

不过,还是让我们从经济学开始,用英国——目前它正在退出欧盟——作为案例。1991—2013年间,有490万外国出生的移民涌入英国。

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