25 July 2010

Why immigration can’t help the world’s poor

EVER had trouble explaining to somebody why Australia taking more immigrants can’t make any real difference to world poverty? In a dramatic presentation (Click here to see video) journalist Roy Beck uses jars of gumballs to show why. On stage he stacks up jars containing 3000 gumballs, representing the 3 billion people in the world who live on less than $2 a day.

The futility of taking one million immigrants is illustrated by taking one gumball out of the jars and putting it in a glass. Especially as each year another 80 million are added to the world’s poor.

Article Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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