Shikha Dalmia Discusses Detroit and Immigration on Coffee & Markets

Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia sipped her cup of Darjeeling tea and disussed the following questions with co-hosts of Coffee & Markets Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, and Brad Jackson of Red State this morning:

Will Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert's plan to save Detroit work? Or will it drive the city into a bigger hole?

What can Detroit do to regain its former glory?

Why don't Detroiters care about showering corporate welfare on Big Business?

Can Republicans crackdown on businesses that hire immgrants and still pretend to be a free market party?

Will Republicans ever wakeup to the damage their harsh border policies are doing to their relationship with minorities?

If and when they do wakeup, what can they do to market their party's limited government ideas to immigrants?

For this and much more go here and listen to the podcast.

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  • PapayaSF||

    Detroit will never regain its former glory. The industry that built it is largely gone or eclipsed, and it is doomed to be run not just by Democrats, but the worst kind: the left-wing, urban, corrupt sort.

    I further predict that Shikha will not acknowledge the paradox that 100% support for one libertarian principle (limitless immigration) actively works against all other libertarian principles (because the vast majority of recent and likely future immigrants are distinctly anti-libertarian on nearly all issues).

  • Acosmist||

    I'm not sure it's fair to point that out. She doesn't seem, er, cognitively adept enough to understand that.

  • Homple||

    Shikha has a mindset I've noticed in some other libertarians: they'd rather HAVE libertarian principles than ADVANCE them.

  • PapayaSF||

    Sadly true. And it's difficult because one's principles don't always fit neatly together, the way they are supposed to, in the real world.

  • RishJoMo||

    This makes a lot of sense dude.


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