We Need Young Blood

Jordan Weissmann argues for increasing immigration to grow the economy because we need young people and people who will have babies and also skilled workers, which, ha, WE DON’T HAVE. Scientists! Engineers! And lest you think we don’t need more breeders: “Just ask Japan what it’s like when your country turns into a nation-sized nursing home.”

I didn’t ask Japan but I asked Google, and to start, the retirement age goes up. Taxes go up. Spending on education and defense go down. Elderly care costs go up. Grandmas turn to crime. Dark days.