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More On The “Systemically Racist” Myth

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #279
1) More On The “Systemically Racist” Myth

We got lots of interesting responses to our item last week (keep ‘em coming), which provided prima facie factual evidence that America is NOT a systemically racist nation. Asians have almost 20% HIGHER incomes than whites, and yet Asians are “people of color” with brown skin.

Our senior fellow David Simon did a deeper dive into the 2018 Census data on household incomes and came up with some fascinating numbers. For example, immigrants from Nigeria (in Africa) have a higher median household income ($68,650) than whites ($66,100). We had to check that twice, it is so surprising.

How about people from Cambodia, one of the poorest nations in the world. They have a median household income of $72,038. Laotian Americans have incomes equal to those of whites. How about Ghana – another very poor African nation? Americans with Ghanian ancestry have a median income of $69,021.

For a racist country, people of color come to America and flourish like no other place in the world. Maybe a way to reduce racial inequalities in America is for someone to figure out why so many native-born African-Americans are struggling, but African immigrants – that generally come to this country dirt poor – climb the economic ladder and do so much better. Because the answer to THAT question cannot be racism.
2) Montana Gets It Half Right

Governor Greg Gianforte has taken decisive action to address the labor shortages caused by federal unemployment bonuses — he terminated them in the state of Montana.

“I hear from too many employers throughout our state who can’t find workers. Nearly every sector in our economy faces a labor shortage,” Gianforte said.

But it makes NO sense for the government to give a $1,200 payment to people to go back to work. This only rewards the people who have stayed on the sidelines the longest. If anyone should get a $1,200 bonus it is the people who have kept our economy from entirely capsizing by working throughout the pandemic. 

It is time to cut the payroll tax!

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