Episode 436: If Economists Controlled The Borders
Note: Today's show is a re-run. It originally ran in February, 2013.
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 engineers
- Auction off immigration slots to the highest bidders
- Open the gates, and let everyone in