Immigration controls versus happiness?

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2 Apr 2008

A perverse footnote to the recent immigration debate in Britain. Richard Layard, otherwise known as Labour’s “happiness czar”, was a member of the House of Lords committee which produced a report arguing that immigration is of no net economic benefit to Britain. In effect it was supporting the call for tighter immigration controls. No concern for the likely impact of such a move on the happiness of immigrants or potential immigrants.

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