Here’s our fourth weekly link roundup (for all our weekly link roundups, see here). As always, linking does not imply endorsement.
- Michael Clemens’ EconTalk podcast with Russ Roberts on aid, migration, and poverty: EconTalk page here, downloadable MP3 here. The EconTalk page features a full transcript and related links. (More links to audio content can be found at our audio page).
- Unauthorized Immigration to the United States: Annual Estimates and Components of Change, by State, 1990 to 2010 by Robert Warren and John Robert Warren.
- Breaking Down The Walls Of Pettiness by Shanu Athiparambath, July 17, 2013.
- How to Make 11 Million People Much Better Off by Conor Friesendorf, July 12, 2013, in The Atlantic.
- Slaves of Dubai, a critical documentary on the role of temporary foreign workers in building Dubai’s skyscrapers.
- Law Alone by Audacious Epigone, an analysis of World Values Survey data on how important people considered four criteria (ancestry, birthplace, customs, and laws) in determining eligibility for citizenship. See also Nathan Smith’s post who favors open borders?.
- Trade or Migrate? by Jason Sorens, July 19, 2013.
This is the third of our weekly link roundups (the first was here, the second was here). As always, the pieces linked may have been published earlier, and linking does not imply endorsement.
This is the second of our weekly link roundups (the first was here). As always, the pieces linked may have been published earlier, and linking does not imply endorsement.
- Open borders in (at least) one (developed) country by Carl Shulman, where he argues for the advantages of concentrating on an open borders-like experiment in one relatively small country for its demonstration effects rather than the more nebulous project of attempting to change diffuse public opinion in a larger country such as the United States or in the world at large.
- Immigration: The Practice of the Principle by Donald Boudreaux on Cafe Hayek, June 22.
- Immigration: An Appeal to the Concerned Friends of Don Boudreaux by Bryan Caplan on EconLog, July 2. This was a follow-up to Boudreaux’s post linked above.
- Bhutan Is No Shangri-La by Vidhyapati Mishra in the New York Times, June 28.
- Why America Needs an Immigrant Underclass by Eli Dourado in The Umlaut, June 26. Eli has written a guest post for Open Borders in the past.
- A global view of cross-border migration, an article on Vox, July 1.
- Caplan-Ting Immigration Debate, a blog post by Bryan Caplan discussing his debate with Jan Ting. That debate, and many others, can be accessed at our debate video page.
- Insuring Immigration by Anu Bradford (referenced in Immigration: Anu Bradford’s Creative Suggestion by David Henderson), discussing how one could use betting markets to get people’s honest beliefs about immigration’s effects on the welfare state.
- The Real Reason Silicon Valley Tech Workers Are Fighting Immigration Reform by Will Oremus, July 3, in Slate, written in response to Is Silicon Valley’s immigration agenda gutting the tech industry’s middle class?, a piece that appeared in The Verge. HT: Steve Sailer.
This post begins a series of weekly link roundups for links across the web to a diverse range of content. The linked content need not have been published in the past week. As always, linking does not imply endorsement.
- Keeping America Empty by Chris Hayes, an account of John Tanton‘s role in kickstarting the immigration restrictionist movement in the United States.
- C-SPAN debate on US immigration reform between Alex Nowrasteh and Robert Rector.
- UK visa bond for Indians, a news report by Amit Roy suggesting a real-world keyhole solution implemented by the United Kingdom government for the problem of visa overstays: UK visa applicants deemed at risk of overstaying visas will need to pay a bond that is returned to them when they leave the UK.
- Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America, a Cato event featuring Alvaro Vargos Llosa and Alex Nowrasteh, discussing a new book by Alvaro Vargos Llosa about immigration globally, with a special emphasis on evaluating the then versus now arguments used to justify immigration restrictions in the modern context.
- Our Stance on the Immigration Reform Bill: Support for Many Civil Liberties Provisions and Opposition to New Border Measures by Laura W. Murphy on the American Civil Liberties Union website, a description of the ACLU’s position on the immigration reform bill under consideration in the US Congress.
- Why British Pols All Agree on Immigration by Jamie Whyte in the Wall Street Journal, reminiscent of Bryan Caplan‘s Turning the Camera post on the political externalities of immigration.
- Here’s how the US population would change under immigration reform by Brad Plumer on the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, discussing demographic projections for what might happen if proposed immigration legislation under consideration in the US Congress were to become law.
- Two words for Tyler Cowen and Ilya Somin by Mencius Moldbug on his/her blog Unqualified Reservations.
- Avoid the need for spying using one not-so-weird trick by Ann Coulter, who argues for the “anti-keyhole solution” of closing the borders as a response to concerns of terrorism and also a solution to the domestic spying that Coulter argues is a response to these concerns.
- “What to do about Immigration” a debate between Bryan Caplan and Jan Ting in a Learn Liberty video.
Some links that may be worth reading are below. Note that linking is not the same as endorsing. I have some thoughts on each of these, but those are for another time.