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
- Is home ownership positively related with openness to immigration? by Max Marty, May 18, 2014. 2 likes, 6 comments.
- Post by John Lee, May 19, 2014, linking to the radio transcript UC San Diego Researcher Traces American History Of Democracy And Racist Immigration Laws, KPBS, April 22, 2014. The researcher featured is David Fitzgerald. Although the linked article is specifically about the US, the Facebook post is about a general discussion of the relation between the form of government and the openness of immigration policy. 5 likes, 6 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 16, 2014, linking to Open borders or high-wage welfare state: Too many progressives are afraid to admit that secure borders are essential to a strong social safety net by Michael Lind, Salon, May 4, 2014. 2 likes, 2 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 15, 2014, linking to Three Funerals and a Wedding: Resetting the way we work on migration by Manjula Luthria, World Bank Arab Voices blog, September 12, 2013. 1 like, 2 comments.
- Post by John Lee, May 14, 2014, linking to A Place Called Home by France Coppola, Pieria, May 11, 2014.
- Post by Samuel L. Wilson, May 14, 2014, linking to his own blog postOpen Borders vs The Divine Maxim of Plato, Euvoluntary Exchange, May 14, 2014. 4 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Nathan Smith, May 13, 2014, linking to his own blog post Make More Singapores, Open Borders: The Case, May 13, 2014. 3 likes, 5 comments.
Discussions of specific historical and current situations
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 19, 2014, linking to ‘This is so freaking huge man, it’s insane’: The plan to let anyone become European – digitally by Kalev Aasmae for Estonia Uncovered, published on ZDNet, May 19, 2014. 8 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Juan Benjumea, May 17, 2014, linking to Candidates for Commission President: comparing and assessing their immigration policy proposals by Steve Peers, EU Law Analysis, May 12, 2014. 2 likes, 3 comments.
- Does the lower place premium in Singapore and the UAE relative to the US reflect policy differences or diminishing returns from greater levels of low-skilled migration? by Carl Shulman, May 17, 2014. 4 likes, 4 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 17, 2014, linking to Ukip Paid Eastern Europeans To Give Out Leaflets As ‘They’re Cheapest’ by Asa Bennett, Huffington Post UK, May 8, 2014. 7 likes, 3 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 16, 2014, linking to the article There’s A Dark Side To The Prime Minister Who Just Won India’s Election By A Huge Landslide by Mamta Badkar, Business Insider, May 16, 2014. The article is about Narendra Modi, India’s soon-to-be prime minister, but the Facebook post focuses on the remarks that Modi made about illegal immigrants from Bangladesh to India. 6 likes, 3 comments.
- Do you think Japan should have open borders? by Vipul Naik, May 16, 2014. 3 likes, 3 comments.
- About 32 of the 276 members of OBAG are female. Any thoughts on the reason for the huge sex disparity? by Vipul Naik, May 16, 2014, linking to the Facebook Graph Search query Women in Open Borders Action Group. 5 likes, 13 comments.
- Mark Krikorian replying to Bryan Caplan’s blog questions by Anna Krupitsky, May 16, 2014. Links to Debating Open Borders at Reason by Mark Krikorian, The Corner, National Review, May 15, 2014. 2 likes, 4 comments.
- What advice would you give to somebody who wants to devote his/her life to moving the world as far as possible in the direction of open borders? by Vipul Naik, May 19, 2014. 2 likes. 5 comments.
- If we make Open Borders bumper stickers, how do we make sure they actually get on cars? by Fabio Rojas, May 19, 2014. 1 like, 7 comments.
- Post by Michelangelo Landgrave, May 16, 2014, linking to America’s immigration opportunity by Derrick Morgan and Stephen Moore, Heritage Foundation, May 7, 2014. The article endorses the Red Card scheme. 2 likes, 3 comments.
- Do you know of, or are you willing to write, a history of the open borders movement prior to the founding of the Open Borders site? by Vipul Naik, May 15, 2014. 4 likes.