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If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated?

The Atlantic
If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated?

In times when the opposite is back en vogue, it’s worth reflecting on this radical idea: Why not open all borders so that everyone can live and work where they wish? After all, why is it that in a globalised world, we accept that the place of birth remains one of the key determinants of someone’s chances in life? It’s not just a question of ethics, in fact, this article argues that it is an economic imperative to open borders.


Published in Weekly Filet #111, in August 2014. More on: #, #, #

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