Labor Fallacy Summary

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Adam Davidson, discusses the “Lump of Labor Fallacy” in his New York Times Magazine article, originally published on March 24, 2015. The article “Debunking the Myth of the Job Stealing Immigrant” accurately describes the benefits immigrants play in expanding the economy. According to Davidson “2015 is described to have potential for immigration reform, Republicans in general, independents, and especially Democrats are largely pro-immigrant”. Due to economic misconceptions, Americans are threatened by immigrants, however the positive stimulation they have on the economy simultaneously increases the supply of workers as well as the demand for work. Davidson explains the “Standard economic model” provides the understanding that immigrants cause

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