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“It's a real public service to have debates that bring top-tier participants together and add the sizzle of prize fight competition to a discussion of issues of first-order importance.”
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For: BRYAN CAPLAN
- Why Should We Restrict Immigration?
Bryan Caplan, Cato Journal, Winter 2012Proponents of immigration restrictions have to show why, moral appearances notwithstanding, immigration restrictions are morally justified. They fail to do so.
- My Path to Open Borders
Bryan Caplan, Open Borders: The Case, January 2, 2013A guest post by Bryan Caplan, one of the most influential voices in the economics blogosphere supportive of open borders.
- Open Borders in 4 Easy Steps
Bryan Caplan, Econlog, February 17, 2013Opening statements for an immigration debate.
- Immigration Restrictions: A Solution in Search of a Problem
Bryan Caplan, The Economist, June 22, 2007Instead of excluding immigrants from the labor market, impose a surtax on immigrants’ earnings, and use the proceeds to compensate the natives who compete with them.
- Bryan Caplan
Open Borders: The CaseLinks to video , audio, and writings by Caplan on the subject of open borders.
For: VIVEK WADHWA
- Skilled Immigration and Economic Growth
Vivek Wadhwa, AnnaLee Saxenian, Ben Rissing and G. Gereffi, Applied Research in Economic Development, 2008The authors’ research confirms that advanced education in STEM fields is correlated with high rates of entrepreneurship and innovation among both immigrant and U.S.-born founder populations.
- An Outflow of Talent: Nativism and the U.S. Reverse Brain Drain
Vivek Wadhwa, Harvard International Review, June 23, 2009The current generation of foreign students at U.S. universities will likely return home faster and in greater numbers than any generation of foreign students in recent decades.
- We Need Smarter, Not Fewer, H-1B Visas
Vivek Wadhwa, Bloomberg Businessweek, May 11, 2009To put up walls that block the best and brightest from coming to America is bad policy in both the short and the long term.
- The Global Education Race
Vivek Wadhwa, TechCrunch, September 19, 2010Protectionism in education is actually a global ill.
Against: KATHLEEN NEWLAND
- Migration as a Factor in Development and Poverty Reduction
Kathleen Newland, Migration Policy Institute, June 2003There is little doubt that voluntary migration from a poor to a rich country almost always benefits the individual migrant. The question is whether the benefits to individuals aggregate to a general benefit to the home country.
- Migration and Development Policy: What Have We Learned?
Kathleen Newland, Migration Policy Institute, October 2011This brief identifies critical lessons from the past decade of policy experimentation and offers some recommendations for migration and development policy.
- Can Migrants, Countries of Origin and Countries of Destination All Win from Circular Migration?
Kathleen Newland, Migration Policy InstituteFrom the point of view of the migrants, voluntariness of return is key, as is the protection of their human rights and rights as workers while they are abroad.
- A New Surge of Interest in Migration and Development
Kathleen Newland, Migration Policy Institute, February 2007The debate about the relationship between migration and development goes far beyond the trade-offs between remittances and the brain drain.
- MPI Readings on Migration and Development
Migration Policy InstituteLinks to MPI writings on migration and development.
For: RON UNZ
- Immigration, the Republicans, and the End of White America
Ron Unz, The American Conservative, September 19, 2011The sources of America’s immigration problems—and a possible solution.
- Race and Crime in America
Ron Unz, The American Conservative, July 20, 2013The correlations between Hispanic percentages and local crime rates were usually quite close to the same figures for whites, despite their huge differences in socio-economic status.
Ron Unz, The American Conservative, March 1, 2010Restrictionists can provide numerous completely legitimate arguments in favor of their position, but they will discredit these by including unsubstantiated claims about crime.
- The Right Way for Republicans to Handle Ethnicity in Politics
Ron Unz, American Enterprise, April/May 2000Returning national policies to the principles of the melting pot should become the primary Republican goal on ethnic issues.
ARTICLES FOR & AGAINST
- Economics and Emigration: Trillion-Bills on the Sidewalk?
Michael Clemens, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 2011What is the greatest single class of distortions in the global economy? One contender for this title is the tightly binding constraints on emigration from poor countries.
- Immigration: An Opportunity for the European Union
Natalia Macyra, ECIPE, 2012Closing borders to protect national production and people from imports and competences from abroad have become a worrying undercurrent in many parts of the European Union. Yet immigration is crucial for European competitiveness and economic growth.
- If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated
Shaun Raviv, The Atlantic, April 26, 2013Some economists are pushing for ‘open borders.’
- Let Their People Come: Breaking the Gridlock on Global Labor Mobility
Lant Pritchett, Center for Global Development, September 12, 2006Pritchett highlights the difficult political and ethical issues that the movement of people across national borders presents to the current system and proposes greater use of temporary worker permits, permit rationing, reliance on bilateral rather than multilateral agreements, and protection of migrants' fundamental human rights.
- The Case for Open Immigration: A Q&A with Philippe Legrain
Melissa Lafsky interviews Philippe Legrain, Freakonomics, October 17, 2007It is abhorrent that the rich and the educated are allowed to circulate around the world more or less freely, while the poor are not — causing, in effect, a form of global apartheid.
- Open Borders: The Case
For a comprehensive reading list of pro-open borders materials, visit this link.
George Borjas, The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, 2nd EditionAlthough it is unclear that U.S. natives benefit from immigration on net, immigration does induce a sizable redistribution of wealth—away from competing workers and toward Americans who hire or use immigrant-provided services.
- A Libertarian Argument Against Open Borders
John Hospers, Journal of Libertarian Studies, Summer 1998Is the freedom of open borders for immigrants brought about at the expense of the freedom of those who are not.
- Outward Bound
The Economist, September 26, 2002The loss of the skilled and educated may do more harm than emigration in general. These particular people create new jobs for others. Their departure removes the stabilizing political influence of a middle class.
- The Fallacy of Open Immigration
Stephen Cox, LewRockwell.comDespite all the talk about the economic contributions of unskilled labor, few unskilled immigrants contribute anything equal to what they extract from the unwilling taxpayer.
- Open Borders: The Case
For a comprehensive reading list of anti-open borders materials, visit this link.
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