Sunday, July 03, 2016

Open borders and open eyes

Ross Douthat --

They [elite cosmopolitans] can’t see that paeans to multicultural openness can sound like self-serving cant coming from open-borders Londoners who love Afghan restaurants but would never live near an immigrant housing project ...

Reuters --

Britain is paying the price for a high level of inequality and a chronic lack of investment in education which have prompted a disillusioned population to vote to leave the European Union, Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam said on Sunday. Britain voted in a referendum on June 23 to quit the EU, a decision that has roiled financial markets and rattled businesses. Thiam, the former head of British insurer Prudential, said he had lived almost 15 years in Britain and had been shocked to be told on a visit to a school in Tower Hamlets, a London borough near the city's financial district, that about half of children there only ate once a day.

UPDATE: This post has our evolving view on lessons from Brexit, which has some common elements with Douthat. But his seems much more connected with unmentioned hipsters.

No comments: