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Errol posted a topic in Current affairsFor some reason, my previous posts of this seminal book were deleted (or disappeared). It's a mainstream book/publication, available (and a best seller) on Amazon and in all good book shops. Published by Bloomsbury and reviewed in all major newspapers. I can't think why a discussion of the book would not be allowed on HpC (in the correct forum area). Anyway, I read this book - The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam by Douglas Murray - a few weeks ago. I feel it is one of the most seminal books of the last 10 years and should probably be read by anyone with even a passing interest in what is taking place in Europe. I'm putting this thread for discussion of the book in what I feel is the correct forum area - 'Current Affairs'. From the amazon blurb: The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel s U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent s death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe one hopeful, one pessimistic which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next. Can be purchased on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strange-Death-Europe-Immigration-Identity/dp/1472942248
Automotive Engineer posted a topic in Current affairshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3742459/How-mass-migration-skilled-workers-440-year-worse-off.ht As an immirant myself, I recognise that mass migration has a negative influence on wages. I'm a little surprised it's only 2.1%. I reckon it should be more. Can anyone provide any evidence for the amount of money that immigrats push wages down to?
Habeas Domus posted a topic in House prices and the economyArticle http://www.citylab.com/politics/2015/06/incredibly-detailed-map-europes-population-shifts/396497/ Dark BLUE patches show an average annual population FALL of 2 percent or more, the medium blue patches a fall of between 1 and 2 percent, and the lightest blue patches a fall of up to 1 percent. Areas in beige have experienced no statistically significant change, while the red areas show population growth. Municipalities in deep RED have experienced an average annual population RISE of 2 percent or more, the medium red of between 1 and 2 percent, and the pale pink areas of up to 1 percent. Hi-Res copy of the Map (8 MB) http://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/Home/Topthemen/Downloads/bevoelkerungsentwicklung.html If you study this theres a lot of trends you can spot: in most of Europe a move towards the coast. in the UK a move away from coastal areas. In most of europe a concentration of people moving near to big cities - but not right in the centre (probably due to prices) In the UK a concentration of people moving to big cities - mostly very central London. (probably due to our crap transport system) I'm not sure what this tells us about house prices - most new immigrants will be renting.