Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Fareed Zakaria: To Become an American

Most readers have probably seen this, but when considering US vs. Europe it's important not to forget the areas in which the US clearly excels:
Compared with every other country in the world, America does immigration superbly. Do we really want to junk that for the French approach?
As an "immigrant" and a Green Card holder myself I can confirm that America is truly unique in the way it empowers immigrants from day one and allows them to compete on an even footing when it comes to jobs and entrepreneurship. Not just in terms of official laws and regulations (many European countries come close on that score) but also in terms of social barriers at work and in business.

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