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
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
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
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
The idea of unconditionally open international borders, and entirely free migration across them, faces a great deal of resistance. Resistance comes, not only from the right, but from those on the left who may support the notion, but fear that vociferous advocacy for border abolition will sabotage the hopes of incremental reform by stoking a … Continue reading Immigration Reform or Revolution?