This is part of a series of weekly posts with the most interesting content from the Open Borders Action Group on Facebook. Do join the group to weigh in on existing discussions or start your own (you might want to read this post before joining).
Thought-provoking general questions or general observations
- Relation between the extent to which wealth depends on fixed resources and attitudes to migration by Vipul Naik.
- What lessons are there for open borders advocacy from research showing that counter-intuitive statements are best explained by first spelling out the wrong view and then showing why it’s wrong? by Vipul Naik, links to the Veritasium video Khan Academy and the Effective of Science Videos that summarizes the relevant research.
- Post by Grieve Chelwa about the blog post Think Development in Poor Countries Will Reduce Migration? The Numbers Say Otherwise by Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development blog, March 24, 2014.
Discussions of specific historical or current situations
- Post by Carl Shulman (with lots of comments) discussing the article Why open borders should be the West’s peaceful response to Russian aggression by Guy Bentley, City A. M., March 26, 2014.
- Post by Carl Shulman discussing the article China’s cities: The great transition: The government is right to reform the “hukou” system, but it needs to be braver on The Economist, March 22, 2014.
- Post by Carl Shulman (with lots of comments) discussing the article Putin vows to halt Russia’s population plunge with babies, immigrants by Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor, February 14, 2012.
- Russian videos on statements by return migrants, and a possible explanation as propaganda related to combat the large numbers of people wanting to leave Russia, as evidenced by the number of asylum applications from Russia by Anna Krupitsky. Links to this report on number of asylum-seekers.