What’s More Expensive than Flushing Money Down the Drain?
“The cost of immigration”. That was one of the punch lines used by the Finns Party when they got their landslide victory in the parliamentary elections in 2011 and again in 2015. Apparently, it worked for the party. But is it working for the Finnish economy?
In her column in Helsingin Sanomat on March the 28th, Anu Kantola takes a different perspective on the issue. We worry about the cost of immigration and then isolate asylum seekers into camps where they pretty much do nothing. Yes, that’s correct. We have created a self-fulfilling prophecy. Kantola further calls for a Finnish model, in which asylum seekers get integrated into society through “flexible action models and networks”.
But what if we told you that these networks and models already exist? You just have to lift up your eyes and take a look. Integrify is precisely that. And in the land of thousands of unfilled programming jobs, we wouldn’t only save money. We’d make money. Serious money. On so many levels.
Instead of bitching about the cost of immigration, we should realize that we’re actually sitting on a gold mine. And that’s why having immigrants and asylum seekers sit in camps doing nothing is more expensive than flushing money down the drain.
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