06 October 2009

R’uh R’oh, the people version

it took a bit but labradore has laid waste to the latest bit of silliness coming from some quarters about the Glorious Growth of In-Migration.

There’s even a nice little graph that shows that since 1961 upticks in in-migration coincide with recessions.  Not surprisingly, the most recent uptick is the biggest and coincides with what the late lamented Tory Trevor Taylor described as the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression.

The diaspora returneth not to the homeland after all, it seems.

-srbp-

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't follow. You support outmigration? You think that any trend that might bring Newfoundlanders home is questionable? You blame earlier administrations for their failures?
You have given up on future prospects for the place? I see your info. What's your point?

Edward G. Hollett said...

Since "1961 upticks in in-migration coincide with recessions."

Anyone claiming otherwise is likely full of crap.

You wrote: "You think that any trend that might bring Newfoundlanders home is questionable?"

Well, let's just say that I am not in favour of recessions. I'd prefer changes in population were caused by something other than economic misfortune.

Is that plain enough for you?

Ward Pike said...

Does anyone know the difference between emigration and immigration, or must we use dumb-downed Liberal-speak forever?

WJM said...

You support outmigration?

Hey! Are you the guy who came up with the famous headline, "Paul Martin Supports Child Pornography"?

WJM said...

Does anyone know the difference between emigration and immigration, or must we use dumb-downed Liberal-speak forever?

1) "Dumb-downed Liberal-speak"? Huh?

2) Emigration is the movement of people out of the geography under consideration, and across an international border into somewhere else. Immigration is the movement of people across an international border from somewhere else into the geography under consideration. These are well-established demographic terms.

3) Seriously, "dumb-downed Liberal-speak"? Both of these words are derived from Late Latin, via French, and were naturalized borrowings in English by the 17th century.

Edward G. Hollett said...

Ward, you can use whatever words you want if you can actually make a substantive controbution to the discussion.

So far all you've been resporting to is irrelevancy or, in this instance, pedantry.

Ward Pike said...

You guys are hysterical!! You should go on the road together as an Abbot and Costello style troupe! Hey, you might raise the Liberal fortunes. LOL

Anything's possible in fantasyland.

WJM said...

Anything's possible in fantasyland.

I'll take your word for it.

What IS the weather like in fantasyland this time of year, Ward?