Three weeks ago, we introduced John Lee, whom Vipul had discovered in the EconLog comments and invited to join the Open Borders blog. John has since published a number of posts on Open Borders and actively participated in many comment threads. We’re happy to announce a new Open Borders blogger: Chris Hendrix. Vipul discovered Chris in the EconLog comments (here , here (quoted in its entirety in Vipul’s blog post on the libertarian priority list), and here, for starters) and was so impressed that he invited Chris to join the Open Borders blog. Chris has graciously agreed, and his first blog post will be published soon.
Chris is a Masters student in history in Atlanta, Georgia. He plans to use his blog posts to combine historical analysis with economic, moral, and political arguments to better understand and explore the consequences of open borders. We already have some posts on the history of borders, but Chris will hopefully bring a new level of rigor and detail to this neglected aspect of the case for open borders.
Welcome to the blog, Chris!
The first blog post on the Open Borders blog (written by Vipul Naik) was published back on March 18, 2012. Shortly thereafter, Nathan Smith joined with an inaugural blog post on Hong Kong. Alex Nowrasteh, also an open borders advocate, agreed to have his writings re-posted on the Open Borders blog, making a total of three bloggers on the site.
We’re glad to announce that a new person will shortly be joining the Open Borders blog. This is John Lee, a Malaysian working for a US bank. John has written a lot about Malaysia-specific issues — you can read more about these at his blog-cum-website. He’s also been advocating open borders and engaging restrictionist arguments in the comments section on EconLog, which is how we discovered him. John will bring a unique cross-national perspective to his blog posts. His first blog post should appear in a couple of days.
This website is dedicated to making the case for open borders. The term “open borders” is used to describe a world where there is a strong presumption in favor of allowing people to migrate and where this presumption can be overridden or curtailed only under exceptional circumstances. Continue reading Welcome to Open Borders!