Don’t Blame Canada

“The United States considers itself a nation of immigrants. But, proportionally speaking, it’s got nothing on Canada. Foreign-born Canadians have always accounted for between 15 and 20 percent of the country’s total population since the country’s founding. In the U.S., immigrants have never exceeded 15 percent of the total population since the 1850s. So, with immigrant share—as with national borders—America’s ceiling is Canada’s floor.” And yet, Canada doesn’t have the periodic, massive populist backlashes we see in the United States. What’s their secret (aside from being generally nicer than we are)? Derek Thompson in The Atlantic: Canada’s Secret to Escaping the Liberal Doom Loop. (That sounds like the name of a roller coaster at Mar a Lago…)

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