Making the moral case for open borders: Crooked Timber’s symposium on the work of Joseph Carens

Bryan Caplan, the economist who originally inspired the founding of this website (and who is quoted in our masthead to this day), is a tireless advocate for both the economic and moral case for open borders. Today, however, he ought to take second billing to ethicist Joseph Carens, who has been building the moral case for open … Continue reading Making the moral case for open borders: Crooked Timber’s symposium on the work of Joseph Carens

Joseph Carens on the ethics of immigration: part 2

This is a continuation of an earlier post where I began discussing The Ethics of Immigration by Joseph Carens (Oxford University Press, 2013). The item numbering continues from the previous post. #7: Reasonable accommodations by and for migrants Chapter 4 of Carens’ book covers an aspect of migration that is related to, but at the … Continue reading Joseph Carens on the ethics of immigration: part 2

Joseph Carens on the ethics of immigration: part 1

In academic philosophical circles, Joseph Carens is well known as a proponent of open borders. His 1987 article Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open Borders was included in our pro-open borders reading list since around the time of the site launch, and co-blogger Nathan blogged about the paper back in April 2012. We’ve referenced … Continue reading Joseph Carens on the ethics of immigration: part 1

Joseph Carens

Note: This person is not affiliated with the website and is not responsible for any content on the website. Information about this person on the website was constructed from publicly available information and was not written by the person. Joseph Carens is a professor of political science at the University of Toronto. His Wikipedia page … Continue reading Joseph Carens

Trump Critics’ Flawed Pronouncements on Immigration Policy

Donald Trump and his administration are abominable. At the same time, some of his prominent critics have made statements on immigration policy that are flawed. These critics include the editorial page of The New York Times, many of the Democratic presidential primary contenders, and Andrew Sullivan, a conservative commentator. My criticism of the Times and the … Continue reading Trump Critics’ Flawed Pronouncements on Immigration Policy