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Alex Nowrasteh’s Procrustean Bed
American Greatness ^ | August 28, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison

Posted on 08/28/2018 11:08:35 AM PDT by Thalean

Not only is Nowrasteh’s evidence irrelevant, but his own research proves him wrong, and shows that immigration changes America’s political culture because immigrants vote overwhelmingly for Democratic Party candidates and support socialist policies.

Consider the following data from his paper, “Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream.” Figure 1, which shows that 50 percent of all immigrants lean Democrat, compared to just 18 percent who lean Republican—a much starker divide than we see among native born citizens. Furthermore, Figure 3 shows that these political preferences persist for at least four generations—immigrants’ decedents are more than twice as likely to be “strong Democrats” as “strong Republicans” nearly a century after arriving.

This isn’t really surprising: Boston was flooded with Irishmen during that nation’s emigration epoch. The Irish voted Democrat and supported labor unions 150 years ago, and they still do today. Even the liberal psychology professor Jonathan Haidt notes that political preferences are highly heritable in his book The Righteous Mind. Politics, like many bad habits, runs in the family.

The data from Figure 9 shows that immigrants are twice as likely as natives to believe the “government [should] do more” not less. Tying into this is Figure 18, which shows that immigrants are over 50 percent more likely than native-born citizens to believe the government’s job should be to “reduce income differences” between citizens (31 versus 20 percent), and half as likely to say that no action should be taken (7 versus 14 percent). Also interesting are the data from Figure 22, which shows that 34 percent of new immigrants think the government should provide assistance to the poor, versus just 16 percent for natives.

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TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; alexnowrasteh; cato; globalwarminghoax; homosexualagenda; immigration; libertarian; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; openborders
Alex Norasteh thinks that mass immigration has little impact on American society and politics, and yet data from his own papers proves him wrong.

Pay someone enough and you can get them to say anything, I guess.

1 posted on 08/28/2018 11:08:35 AM PDT by Thalean
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To: Thalean

I had to look up the word “procrustean”. Hmmm...my tablet doesn’t even recognize it as a word. Has anybody here used that word in a sentence in the last 12 months?


2 posted on 08/28/2018 11:17:36 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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To: Artemis Webb

Procrustes as a terrible Greek who cut off his opponent’s/enemy’s legs in order to get them to fit the existing size of his bed.(the Procrustean bed)
He didn’t wanna get a bigger bed, apparently, because then he wouldn’t be part of Greek Mythology, but instead maybe have been one of Aesop’s Fables. Anyway , the term has come to apply to anyone who alters something on purpose in order “to make it fit” any preconceived notion (of his). In this guy’s case , though, he’s undermined by his own statistics, but he doesn’t seem to notice that.


3 posted on 08/28/2018 11:48:21 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Artemis Webb

Procrustes as a terrible Greek who cut off his opponent’s/enemy’s legs in order to get them to fit the existing size of his bed.(the Procrustean bed)
He didn’t wanna get a bigger bed, apparently, because then he wouldn’t be part of Greek Mythology, but instead maybe have been one of Aesop’s Fables. Anyway , the term has come to apply to anyone who alters something on purpose in order “to make it fit” any preconceived notion (of his). In this guy’s case , though, he’s undermined by his own statistics, but he doesn’t seem to notice that.


4 posted on 08/28/2018 11:49:24 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

Well, thank you for the edification. Although this reminds me of a short story H. P. Lovecraft wrote. It was about a mortician who would cut the deceased legs off at the knee in order to make them fit in the coffin.
(btw...Lovecraft loved outsized words also)


5 posted on 08/28/2018 12:03:08 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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To: supremedoctrine; Artemis Webb
I had to look up the word “procrustean”. Hmmm...my tablet doesn’t even recognize it as a word. Has anybody here used that word in a sentence in the last 12 months? - Artemis Webb
Procrustes as a terrible Greek who cut off his opponent’s/enemy’s legs or stretched them in order to get them to fit the existing size of his bed.(the Procrustean bed)
The term “Procrustean” does not, AFAIK, really exist in the English language apart from the usage, "procrustean bed.” Which refers to an arbitrary standard which people are absolutely forced to fit. Racial categories might be an example; some people simply do not fit any standard racial category.

6 posted on 08/28/2018 12:46:13 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (Journalism promotes itself - and promotes big government - by speaking ill of society.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Procrustes, ancient socialist equalizer.


7 posted on 08/28/2018 12:48:27 PM PDT by aspasia
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Procrustes, by von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, from his book Liberty or Equality.

He's got that von in front of his name= "aristocrat." Shall we be good socialists and cut him down to size?

8 posted on 08/28/2018 12:54:48 PM PDT by aspasia
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To: Artemis Webb

Is it where shrimp go to dream?


9 posted on 08/28/2018 1:46:29 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Thalean

This is not a Tempurpedic thread?


10 posted on 08/28/2018 1:47:52 PM PDT by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" @HOROWITZ39, DAVID HOROWITZ)
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