Lyman Stone
Lyman Stone
Lyman Stone
Lyman Stone is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and an Advisor at the consulting firm Demographic Intelligence. He and his wife serve as missionaries in the Lutheran Church-Hong Kong Synod. He also writes about migration issues on his blog "In a State of Migration." He was formerly 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
Everything You Need To Know About The RAISE Act Without Reading It

The RAISE Act will undoubtedly be in the news in upcoming days and weeks, so it behooves the careful media consumer to know what’s in the immigration bill and what it means.

Why The Latest Study Saying ‘Have Fewer Kids To Save The Planet’ Is Junk Science

In the vast majority of cases, how many kids you have just won’t affect any environmental outcomes. Plus the study on which these articles were based is junk science.

Will More Firstborns In The Future Mean Less Economic Dynamism?

Beneath the long history of findings that sing the praises of firstborns, there’s another, interesting story to tell about their economic Achilles’ heel.

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?