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This article from The Economist puts the finger on the painful question of the "economic cost" of hosting refugees.
Read the article and comment on the European experiences in this respect in your journal.
You can also comment on what others have done in their own journals!
Freakonomics Podcast on Migration
This article highlights how different deologies that inform economic studies have implications on the results or conclusions of migration impacts in different communities. For more information on how different ideologies inform economics studies, I recommend Freakonomics' podcast on migration. The hour-long program demonstrates how these philosophies affect individual's stances on whether migration has a positive, negative, or negligible affect on the economies involved.