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[–] Donbuster 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I've NEVER heard the argument that it directly is an attempt to fight world poverty. He's arguing against a position that nobody takes...

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[–] Gorillion 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Did you watch beyond his opening statement? I had the same thought, but he widens the scope and quotes certain bodies' position and their push to expand immigration. Even if framed as a purely humanitarian argument he shows that it doesn't hold up to scrutiny.

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[–] Volt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm watching it, and the only bodies he talks about are "some people" and "the elites". I've never heard this argument before either.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I watched until the point where he started adding a second batch of gumballs to represent the people living in countries with a lower average wage than mexico.

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[–] Sciency 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The politicians might not, but plenty of hyper-emotional people that vote along immigration policies would be less likely to do so if they understood it actually worsens the problem for everyone involved.

Either way its an excellent illustration of how little the US actually cares about humanitarian aid, and how futile the elimination of something like world hunger is. If an ecosystem has enough food, animals reproduce until there is not enough food to reproduce. This is especially true for any apex predator.