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Thursday, 17 February 2011

More Percived Benefits of Diversity

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Written by Sarah Albion   
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I see that China, a country which is famously a net exporter of immigrants, has become the second largest economy rapidly catching up on America, a nation now drowning in debt and immigration. Meanwhile, the immigrant friendly UK has plummeted from fourth place to sixth in the world ranking and is still falling. At the same time, India, a country which is probably the greatest net exporter of immigrants on the planet, whilst fiercely restricting inward migration, has risen to 11th place rivalling both Russia and Canada for a place in the top 10.
Despite this we are forever told that that immigration benefits our economies and our national well being. Yet, those who make such claims tend to be less explicit when asked to substantiate or quantify their assertions.
This is hardly surprising, for as Britain struggles to recover from the worst recession in our history, and one which hit us following a decade of inward immigration at levels unseen in any European country in history, is it not legitimate to ask where exactly is this much vaunted benefit.
Inward migration to both China and India is all but non-existent, yet while our economies are in free fall their economies are soaring.
By comparison, both Greece and Ireland the two earliest casualties (so far) of the so called global economic crisis, both experienced massive levels of inward immigration, before the whole thing fell apart.  This same story is being repeated throughout Europe and North America.  With the single exception of Germany, we are all in a state of rapid economic decline, despite enthusiastically importing the mass I which was supposed to be out salvation.
“We all benefit from our vibrant m society” the great and the good keep telling us, “Divesity is our strength”  but the evidence supporting this claims becomes less credible by the day.
It is not only countries which are suffering the consequences of this delusion, it is also not doing corporations much good either.
Two of the largest casualties of the 2008 economic collapse were A, which required a bailout from the US government eventually totalling $150 billion and RBS which ended up 60% owned by the UK taxpayers,  Previously both companies appeared to be booming, however, I would  draw your attention to these two new stories which appeared in the three years leading up to the crisis:
Makes you think doesn’t it?  Diversity is our strength huh? I think not.