eCommons

DigitalCollections@ILR
ILR School
 

The Career of Vernon Briggs, Jr.: A Liberal Economist’s Struggle to Reduce Immigration

Other Titles

Abstract

[Excerpt] At the conclusion of Cornell’s spring semester in 2007, Briggs ended his 47 years of college teaching. As he retired, Cornell honored him with emeritus status. Since then, he has occasionally given public talks and written articles on the need for immigration reform. He says his work still draws motivation from a principle he left with his students at the end of the last lecture in each of his classes over his entire career: “The mode through which the impossible comes to pass is effort.” That quote from Justice Oliver Wendell Homes was passed on to Briggs by Michigan State University professor Charles Killingsworth. In his long, remarkable career, Briggs has honored Holmes, Killingsworth, and his profession by passing it on — in word and deed — to countless others.

Journal / Series

Volume & Issue

Description

Sponsorship

Date Issued

2012-09-01

Publisher

Keywords

Vernon M. Briggs; Jr.; immigration; public policy; labor market

Location

Effective Date

Expiration Date

Sector

Employer

Union

Union Local

NAICS

Number of Workers

Committee Chair

Committee Co-Chair

Committee Member

Degree Discipline

Degree Name

Degree Level

Related Version

Related DOI

Related To

Related Part

Based on Related Item

Has Other Format(s)

Part of Related Item

Related To

Related Publication(s)

Link(s) to Related Publication(s)

References

Link(s) to Reference(s)

Previously Published As

Government Document

ISBN

ISMN

ISSN

Other Identifiers

Rights

Required Publisher Statement: Copyright by the Center for Immigration Studies: The Career of Vernon Briggs, Jr.: A Liberal Economist's Struggle to Reduce Immigration.

Rights URI

Types

unassigned

Accessibility Feature

Accessibility Hazard

Accessibility Summary

Link(s) to Catalog Record