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
- Post by Michelangelo Landgrave about the effects of migrants on the economic freedom of their host state, and specifically about the differences between urban and rural regions. The post links to the working paper Does Immigration Impact Economic Freedom? by J. R. Clark, Robert A. Lawson, Alex Nowrasteh, Benjamin Powell & Ryan Murphy, May 6, 2014, for the Cato Institute.
- Post by Vipul Naik asking for thoughts on Bryan Caplan’s opening statement at the open borders and Western civilization debate, links to Meant for Each Other: Open Borders and Western Civilization by Bryan Caplan, EconLog, May 7, 2014.
- Do migrants have a comparative advantage when it comes to raising children? by Michelangelo Landgrave. 2 likes, 6 comments.
Discussions of specific historical and current situations
- Post by Vipul Naik linking to the blog post Migration levies and unskilled labor mobility in Singapore by Carl Shulman, May 7, 2014. See also a response post by Nathan Smith on the Open Borders blog titled Make More Singapores!, May 13, 2014.