Lyman Stone
Lyman Stone
Lyman Stone writes about migration issues on his blog "In a State of Migration." He is also an agricultural economist at USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. He has an MA in international trade policy from the George Washington University. Opinions expressed are solely his own, though his wife Ruth occasionally agrees with him.
Can Surprise Events Like Sports Upsets Cause Desperately Needed Baby Booms?

Iceland’s reported baby boom exactly nine months after their surprise soccer victory over England isn’t the first time sports victory baby booms have been reported.

Everything You Need To Know About Trump’s New Immigration Order

The new immigration executive order is better than the old one. Here are the main things it gets right, and the big questions it leaves unanswered.

Here’s What Trump’s Immigration Order Says And How It Needs To Be Fixed

Because of the administration’s excessive haste to act and media personalities’ haste to judge, reasonable discussion of American crisis migration policy has been all but snuffed out.

Want To Fix Congress? Add 5,500 New Representatives 

The current problems in American governance may not stem from too much populism, but too little.

3 U.S. Refugee Laws Everyone Forgets

Because they really are suffering, we can’t ban Syrian Muslims, but we can give priority to refugee groups experiencing even worse suffering.

Blowing Up Alderaan Was Obviously Evil

Mass murder is never justified, either in Star Wars’ Alderaan or our Tehran.

In An Age Of Global Citizenship, American Expatriates Increase

What will it mean for us not only when a growing share of residents are non-citizens, but when a growing share of citizens are non-resident?