Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan on Streets of Gold


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According to Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan, immigration is one of the most fraught, and possibly most misunderstood topics in American social discourse—yet, in most cases, the things we believe about immigration are based largely on myth, not facts. Join us when Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan examine their book Streets of Gold: America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success using powerful story-telling and unprecedented research employ big data and algorithms, provide a new take on American history with surprising results, especially how comparable the “golden era” of immigration is to today, and why many current policy proposals are so misguided on this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large.