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 Vipul Naik, May 28, 2014, discussing a comment by Christopher Chang on the rationality of nation-states’ immigration policy. This formed the basis for the blog post How rational can we expect nation-states to be in setting immigration policy? by Vipul Naik, Open Borders: The Case, June 3, 2014. 29 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 27, 2014, linking to How migration liberalization might eliminate most absolute poverty by Carl Shulman, Reflective Disequilibrium, May 27, 2014. 3 likes.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 27, 2014, linking to Worldwide, Migrants’ Wellbeing Depends on Migration Path by Neli Esipova, Anita Pugliese, and Julie Rayon, Gallup, September 13, 2013. 2 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 27, 2014, linking to TAS Graduate Seminar (third in a series): thought-experiments and open borders by Irfan Khawaja, Institute for Objectivist Studies, August 12, 2013. 5 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Paul Crider, May 28, 2014, linking to Book Symposium on Joseph Carens’s The Ethics of Immigration by Chris Bertram, Crooked Timber, May 26, 2014. 1 like, 3 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 28, 2014, linking to The Price of Rights (book) by Martin Ruhs.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 29, 2014, quoting a passage by Thomas Pogge from Citizenship and Exclusion (online). 5 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 30, 2014, linking to Miserable Migrants? Natural Experiment Evidence on International Migration and Objective and Subjective Well-Being (PDF, 36 pages) by Steven Stillman, John Gibson, David McKenzie, and Halahingano Rohorua, September 2012.
- Post by Vipul Naik, June 1, 2014, linking to Potential U.S. policy focus areas by Holden Karnofsky, GiveWell blog, May 29, 2014. 1 like.
- Post by Peter Hurford, June 1, 2014, linking to his own blog post Sunday Links #8: Immigration, July 7, 2013. 1 like.
Discussions of specific historical and current situations
- Post by John Lee, May 28, 2014, linking to U.S. Could Raise $1-2 Billion a Year from Illegals by Copying Oklahoma by David North, Center for Immigration Studies, May 28, 2014. 1 like.
- Post by Chris Keam, May 29, 2014, linking to Vancouver Council Supports ‘Sanctuary’ for Undocumented Migrants. Policy would let municipal agencies refuse to give info about ‘illegals’ to immigration authorities. by David P. Ball, May 29, 2014, The Tyee (Canada). 1 like.
- Post by Vipul Naik, May 29, 2014, linking to Immigration in Malaysia: Assessment of its Economic Effects, and a Review of the Policy and System (PDF, 273 pages). 1 like, 2 comments.
- Post by Carl Shulman, May 30, 2014, linking to American Lawbreaking by Tim Wu, Slate Magazine, October 18, 2007. 4 likes, 5 comments.
Events and meta
- Proposed Open Borders meetup in the Bay Area for August 16 or August 17, 2014 by Fabio Rojas, June 2, 2014.