Matthew Walter calls himself a former immigration hawk, but what he says here is fairly close to what John Reilly used to say about this.
This was quite good. Class is something that Americans are not good at thinking about, but it matters a lot nonetheless.
Lest you think action movies are completely counterfactual.
Mid-tech here seems to mean the act of actually implementing technology. Server farms, help desks, running cables.
China has a Muslim terrorist problem too, and their method of handling it is not remotely squeamish. When challenged, they could plausibly claim we used to do the same thing in the past.
From my point of view, the Habsburgs have never gone out of style.
This was a huge educational fad. Good on Bill Gates and his foundation for admitting it didn't work, even though he poured lots of money into it.
It is possible to slow down the growth in rent. I wish we were better about doing this sort of thing before rents get really high though, it is hard to get enough political capital to build enough to make rents go down, absent urban decay.