HBL is an email list discussing Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, and its application to today's culture.
HBL's moderator and regular contributor is Harry Binswanger, a philosophy professor and associate of the late Ayn Rand.
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A young man named Jan Koum was raised by immigrants who were on welfare and food stamps--exactly what the anti-immigration advocates warn us about.
Except that he grew up and became a software developer, and just sold his company, WhatsApp, to Facebook for $19 billion.
Being anti-immigration is very short-sighted, to say the least.
Also, I see no reason at all why immigrants should be treated differently with regard to welfare: if anything, I suspect they tend to be morally superior and more eager to not depend on handouts, than the Americans who take them. Or at least the next generation makes it, which is so often not the case with Americans on welfare.
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