I guess I have no brain

Alex Tabbarok calls recent high skill immigration policy proposals "the no brainer issue of the year".

Why is it that so many economists get the logic that you can't generally count on governments to pick winners on every other issue except immigration policy.

As I've said in the past, this sort of thing is a big slap in the face to low skill immigrants. If anything, given credit, travel, and information constraints, the weight should be in favor of lower skilled workers, not higher skilled.

This is the one issue where I hear what smart people have to say and I consistently feel like this: