Presenter: Doug Young

Date: Monday, April 18

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn: 5 East Baxter Lane.

About 13 percent of the US population is foreign–born, a figure not seen since the early decades of the 20th century. Today’s immigrants differ considerably from those a century ago, both in country of origin and education. This side trip will examine the economic impacts of immigration on native-born workers, firms and consumers, and on government finances as immigrants pay taxes and use services. The children of immigrants — born and raised in the destination country— often play quite different roles in the economy than was true of their parents.

Doug-YoungPresenter Bio: Doug Young is a retired faculty member from MSU. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin. Doug immigrated to Montana in 1977.


Kathryn Earley 2When my husband and I were looking for our place to retire, one of the places we visited was Bozeman.  While we were here we went to the library, where I happened to pick up a Wonderlust brochure.  Here was university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects.  No homework, no exams, no papers, just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It was also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.  I was hooked! Over the past several years, I’ve come to feel strongly about supporting this valuable community resource for lifelong learning, and fortunately there’s a community of dedicated volunteers who feel the same way.

This past year was our first as Friends of MSU Wonderlust, whose mission is to support and promote MSU Wonderlust.  We’ve contributed funds to getting a new projector at Hope Lutheran Church, where many of our classes are held, and to Gallatin Community Radio, which broadcasts many of our Friday Forums.  We’re also sponsors of and taking part in Active Aging Week and the Prime Age 50+ Expo.

In January Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on January 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust