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
- The ethics of lying to cross borders illegally by Nathan Smith. 2 likes, 15 comments.
- Survey on the persuasiveness of arguments for and against open borders by Nathan Smith (direct link to survey). 6 likes, 16 comments.
- Would you be comfortable with the legal risks involved with hiring or renting a house to an unauthorized immigrant? by Vipul Naik. 1 like, 4 comments.
- Is the median “moderately politically active/aware” person more or less likely to support open borders than the median “couldn’t care less about politics” person? by Vipul Naik. 3 likes.
- Post by John Lee linking to a paper by Michael Clemens criticising attempts to curb “brain drain” via emigration or immigration controls. The paper is available here and is titled “A Case Against Taxes and Quotas on High-Skill Emigration”. 6 likes.
- Economic costs of having clearly defined borders with actual fences or no-activity zones between the regions by Vipul Naik. 2 likes, 2 comments.
Discussions of specific historical and current situations
- Post by John Lee linking to Ringleader Of Human Smuggling Ring Dies, Leaving A Complex Legacy by Kat Chow, NPR Code Switch blog, April 29, 2014. 3 likes.
- Post by Eric Schmidt linking to Cato Study: State-Based Visas Will Strengthen American Communities, Cato Institute (Tumblr), April 28, 2014. 2 likes.
- Proposal to move Open Borders Action Group to Reddit by Joseph Bonneau. 1 like, 2 comments.