International Migration: Globalization's Last Frontier
Abolish border controls? Let in large numbers of immigrants? Can this author can be serious? That may be the immediate response to this books evidence in favour of getting rid of costly, often inhumane and only partially effective barriers. But the whole apparatus of passports, visas and fenced borders is relatively new in history. It never used to be regarded as necessary. The United States, Canada and the Latin American countries were built on migration, while Europe has over the past fifty years actively encouraged largescale immigration. Jonathan Moses puts the arguments in favour of free.
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r Introduction l
Two Paradoxes of Globalization
Some Historical Perspective
The Moral Argument
A Political Argument
An Economic Argument
Who Opposes Free Migration?
Questioning Conventional Wisdom
Conclusion and Policy Responses
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