IRC Book Club: We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative
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The IRC Book Club gives participants the opportunity to discuss foreign affairs, global topics, authors' perspectives, historical events, and their current local relevance in a respectful, engaging setting. Please join us!

 Export to Your Calendar 1/22/2019
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri  64110
United States
Contact: Jack McLaren
816-868-4933


Online registration is available until: 1/22/2019
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About the Book Club
The IRC Book Club gives participants the opportunity to discuss foreign affairs, global topics, authors' perspectives, historical events, and their current local relevance in a respectful, engaging setting. Convened by seasoned Great Decisions leader Jack McLaren, the group meets every six to eight weeks to dig into a different author's work.


Next Meeting

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – 6:30-8 p.m.
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)

This is a free program that is open to the public, though reservations are requested to help with planning. For those who would like to continue the discussion after 8:00, the group may move to some place like the Brooksider.


Currently Reading

We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative
by George Borjas – 240 pages

Available for purchase (hardback, paperback, or e-reader): Amazon »
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Local libraries may have copies of the book and audiobook available as well.

Book Description: We are a nation of immigrants, with a long and complicated relationship with immigration. As early as 1645, the Massachusetts Bay Colony began to prohibit the entry of “paupers.” Today, however, the notion that immigration is universally beneficial has become ubiquitous. To many modern economists, immigrants are a trove of much-needed workers who can fill predetermined slots along the proverbial assembly line. But this view of immigration’s impact is overly simplified, explains George J. Borjas, a Cuban-American, Harvard labor economist. Read this book to learn about Borjas’ unique perspective and research into this perplex topic.