Hear Paul Fromm -- The Fighting Side of Me: Victims & Victimolog­y
Written by Paul Fromm
Saturday, 05 May 2012 02:45
Hear Paul Fromm -- The Fighting Side of Me: Victims &

April 17, 2012
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*Michelle Smith, Leader Wildrose Party*

*Paul Fromm*

- … blasts cops and Mississauga councilors who want to ban sales of
spray paint and art supplies to under-18s to stop gang graffiti;
- … is appalled that new German legislation offers “holocaust victim”
money even to those who were not there;
- … wonders at the endless demonization of Adolf Hitler, 67 years after
the end of the war, when hardly anyone remembers the crimes of Stalin of
Mao were;
- … hails good news from Alberta — upstart populist Wildrose Party would
abolish censorship crazy Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Hear Mike Conner, Ramzpaul and Paul Fromm on "The Fr=?windows-1252?Q?iday_Show=22=3A_
Written by Paul Fromm
Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:04
Hear Mike Conner, Ramzpaul and Paul Fromm on "The Friday Show": Zimmerman,
Race War, and “The Talk” [image: Zimmerman cartoon]

Mike Conner hosts, joined by guest co-hosts Paul Fromm in the 1st hour and
RAMZPAUL in the 2nd. Topics include:

- George Zimmerman
second-degree murder as racial divide
- New Black Panther Party
war while La Raza calls
for <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zX3qo92xcyI>Black-Mestizo
alliance against White “enemy”;
- Derbyshire’s non-Black
“the talk” and RAMZPAUL’s liberal
- Thoughts on youths and
American wars from Vietnam to Iran, and other items.

Tina calls in during the 4th half hour.

Immigration Reformer Herb Grubel Endorses Some of Kenney's Recent Reforms
Written by Paul Fromm
Friday, 27 April 2012 03:18
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Immigration Reformer Herb Grubel Endorses Some of Kenney's Recent

Troy Media April 19 2012
VANCOUVER, BC, Apr. 19, 2012/ Troy Media/ – Immigration Minister
Jason Kenney’s recent efforts to reform Canada’s immigrant
selection policies will improve the efficiency of the system, will
treat applicants more fairly and increase the economic prospects of
immigrants. He deserves full credit for taking on policies that have
been considered politically untouchable for decades.

The changes reflect recommendations made by academics and independent
researchers at the Fraser Institute, the C.D. Howe Institute and the
Institute for Research on Public Policy. These organizations share a
common desire to make immigration work more consistently in the
interest of all Canadians.

The minister’s announced reforms will decrease the number of
sponsored parents and grandparents; shorten the queue of applicants;
speed up the settlement of refugee claims; reduce the number of
fraudulent marriages and “pass-port” babies; and require foreign
investors to increase the size of their investment in Canada.
But the most important proposed changes involve the criteria used in
the selection of immigrants. These will reduce reliance on the present
points system, which rewards academic qualifications, age and language
proficiency, and will instead put heavy weight on prearranged
employment contracts, craft skills, and work experience with Canadian

Experimentation with the new system has resulted in immigrants who had
better economic success than those selected under the old system. This
result is not surprising since employers are best able to judge
whether immigrants are likely to be sufficiently productive, have the
needed language skills and other characteristics necessary to earn the
wages offered.

The new selection system needs some administrative rules, which remain
to be spelled out. One would set an acceptable wage level high enough
to ensure that the immigrants pay sufficient taxes to cover the social
benefits they are entitled to. For this purpose, the minimum
acceptable wage offered a prospective immigrant might be set at the
wage earned by the average Canadian in the region of prospective

There is also the need to prevent fraudulent job offers to relatives
and immigrants who have bribed employers to offer them temporary
high-paying jobs. This goal could be attained by requiring immigrants
to file copies of their income tax returns to a special enforcement
office in Ottawa, which would be authorized to revoke the permanent
residence status of violators and deport them.

However, the proposed reforms fail to address the most fundamental
problem facing the current immigration policies. How many immigrants
should Canada admit every year?

No economic rationale exists for the current target of about a
quarter-million immigrants a year which, as a per cent of the
population, is the highest of any country in the world. Politicians
justify it with vague references to its influence on Canada’s
economic growth rate; the need to meet prospective labour and skills
shortages; to finance social benefits for an aging population; to
create a multicultural society; and to help alleviate poverty abroad.

None of these arguments are valid if immigration policies are aimed at
maximizing the well-being of Canadians. Thus, immigrants add to
aggregate national income, but if their personal incomes are below
average, they impose a fiscal burden on taxpayers because of the
country’s progressive income taxes and the universality of benefits.
Labour shortages can be aggravated since immigrants cause the
construction of more housing, infrastructure and the need for more
social and medical services. Actuaries have shown that immigrants
cannot significantly reduce the unfunded liabilities of social
programs since they too age and become entitled to benefits.

Non-economic arguments involve value judgments impossible to measure
and leave open important questions about the merits of alleviating
poverty abroad rather than in Canada, and about the benefits from
multiculturalism relative to the risk of endangering traditional
values, culture, and social cohesion.

Focusing on the economic issues alone, the problem of determining the
optimum rate of immigration can and should be solved through the use
of market signals provided through the use of prearranged employment
contracts. This criterion should be applied to all applicants, who
would be accompanied by their immediate family. It would also
efficiently match the number of immigrants with demand for labour
during business cycle fluctuations.

It is time for minister Kenney to adopt these immigrant selection
policies, which he already has put into place on a limited basis.
These policies will greatly benefit all Canadians, including recent
immigrants. He and his staff do not have to fear running out of work.
They will be left with important responsibilities to enforce the new
rules, protect public health and security, take care of asylum
seekers, and continue dealing with the legacy of past policies.

Herbert Grubel is a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute and
professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University. He served
as a Reform Party MP.

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