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The latest from British Social Attitudes

Today sees the release of the annual British Social Attitudes series, and – for the first time – I have a chapter in it.  I make two arguments.  Firstly- and familiar to readers of this blog – I argue that … Continue reading

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The Asian American Paradox: “Model Minorities” and Outsiders

Asian Americans are among the fastest growing demographics in the United States, yet they receive little attention in the study of racial inequality. This is especially surprising because Asian Americans occupy a paradoxical position in American society — simultaneously successful … Continue reading

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Immigration reform without public benefits

Any viable immigration reform proposal in the United States senate has to pass through Florida Republican Marcio Rubio. That’s why it was big news when Rubio announced his support for a bipartisan plan on the Sunday news shows, stressing that … Continue reading

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Immigration and reciprocity

There’s been so many claims about benefits lately in the UK that it’s difficult to know where to start in responding to them. Rather than talk about Mick Philpott (about which enough has been said elsewhere) or the question of … Continue reading

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Immigration and the politicisation of everyday experience

Where do hostile attitudes towards immigrants come from? ‘The media and politicians’ often comes the cry from those on the left, seeing the hostility as something brewed by outside forces for their own ends.  ‘People’s own experiences’ is often the … Continue reading

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Harshness or stability in attitudes to redistribution?

In the previous post from Charlotte Cavaille based on the Attitudes to Wealth and Economic Inequality in the UK event run by Cumberland Lodge, she examined how the “middle” had faired during a time of continuous increase in the income gap between the bottom and … Continue reading

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Immigration and the Moral Claim to Health Benefits

Remember this moment? Barack Obama: “There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false – the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.” Representative Joe Wilson: … Continue reading

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Does Racial Discrimination Cause Obesity?

The United States is not only the land of opportunity, but also the land of obesity. In 2000, approximately 16% of immigrants in the United States were obese, compared to 22% of native-born Americans. Immigrants eventually close in on native-born … Continue reading

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Colbert’s Immigration Plan: Don’t Eat Vegetables

“America’s farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. Now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables, and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you’ll … Continue reading

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