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Introducing Paul Crider

In our never-ending quest to find new interesting perspectives on open borders, we are happy to introduce a new blogger to Open Borders: The Case, Paul Crider!

Paul received his PhD in physical chemistry and has conducted post-doctoral research in Germany. He supports open borders with rare exceptions such as disease quarantines. He came to open borders through a naturally cosmopolitan attitude combined with support for bleeding heart libertarianism. He hopes to write on issues showing the compatibility of open borders with multiple political ideologies, while also arguing open borders as the next step in the civil rights movement.

We look forward to Paul’s contributions and hope to see a lot of good discussion arise from them!

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Introducing Evan

We’re happy to announce Evan will be joining Open Borders: The Case as an occasional blogger!

Evan is a librarian from Ann Arbor Michigan. He’s particularly interested in the moral and political philosophy surrounding questions of immigration and intends to examine issues through that lens. It is his belief that immigration restrictions are one of the great moral wrongs of our time. He intends to engage the moral frameworks used to justify open and closed border views, though still being grounded in empirical evidence where appropriate.

We look forward to seeing Evan’s posts and his first contribution will be ready soon!

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Introducing Michael Carey

We’re happy to announce that Michael (Mike) Carey will be joining Open Borders: The Case as an occasional blogger. As our site expands its contributor base, we are trying to incorporate a diverse range of perspectives and writing styles that may differ from what readers have seen so far on this site (potential writers on this site need not always agree as shown in this comment thread).

Mike is a math teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah where he works with a diverse group of students including many children of undocumented immigrants and refugees from Africa. In addition, he also works as a Judge Advocate in the Air Force Reserve.

Prior to becoming a teacher, Mike was a C-130 pilot in the Air Force. He has a BS in mathematics from Brigham Young University, and MS in Physics from North Carolina State and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Mike writes about education reform, politics, and economics at his blog, www.ergoscribo.com. He became an ardent supporter of open borders after reading the work of development economist Lant Pritchett, who has shown that relaxing border restrictions could be the most effective way of relieving world poverty. Through his work with students, he has also become intimately aware of the tragic circumstances that result from the deportation of immigrant families.

His first post will be published soon.

REMINDER: If you’re interested in blogging for the site in any capacity, please fill out  our potential guest blogger contact form.

Introducing Sebastian Nickel

We’re glad to announce that Sebastian Nickel will be joining our website as an occasional blogger, adding to a steadily growing list of contributors to this website.

Sebastian works as a freelance translator and studies mathematics at The Open University. He is a citizen of Switzerland and Germany, was born and raised in Luxembourg, has lived in several European countries, and has previously completed a degree in psychology at the Université Paris 8. He has recently migrated from London, UK to Berlin, Germany.

Sebastian’s interests range widely across cognitive science, economics and moral and political philosophy. He has blogged sporadically on these topics at Seb’s Cogblog.

As far back as he can remember, Sebastian has always considered migration restrictions morally unacceptable. More recently, he has been persuaded by the writings of Bryan Caplan that open borders is probably the single most important policy issue of our time. He’s further been inspired by the Open Borders community to engage in personal efforts to try and help change the public perception of migration restrictions. He is particularly interested in exploring the philosophy and the psychology of countries and citizenship, with their typically assumed ramifications. He will also aim to bring a European perspective to our website.

His first post will be published soon.

Plug: If you’re interested in blogging for Open Borders in any capacity, consider filling in our potential guest blogger contact form.

Introducing John Roccia

We’re happy to announce that John Roccia will be joining Open Borders as an occasional blogger. John is a passionate believer in open borders, coming at the issue from a libertarian and anarcho-capitalist moral perspective. He also actively spreads the message of liberty on Reddit. An earlier blog post by Vipul Naik was written in response to one of the questions John raised regarding open borders.

John’s writings for the blog will aim to convey the ideas related to open borders in a layperson-friendly manner without compromising on the radicalism of the vision. He hopes to explore a number of the moral and practical questions surrounding open borders and make the case for open borders advocacy as an effective form of philanthropy.