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  •  Good work (and a spelling niggle) (4+ / 0-)
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    JBL55, Iberian, neo11, Cliss

    Immigrants come into a nation and emigrants leave a nation, I believe.

    I would assume, and only assume, that there is yet another possible explanation for the wildly inflated numbers, and that is that the World Bank is counting the same people twice or three times. From a financial point of view, labor and wage is the concern rather than physical persons, and it's possible that they are tracking, unconsciously or intentionally, migrant labor and unskilled labor, and, of course, just predicting.

    Of course, though, this is how myth gets made, and how history gets curved. These things have to be pushed the other direction, vigorously.

    Every reductio ad absurdum will seem like a good idea to some fool or another.

    by The Geogre on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 03:08:47 AM PST

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