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 term “illegal immigrant” literally did not exist before 1930 by John Lee, June 18, 2014, linking to Google Ngram. 15 likes, 4 comments. It also inspired the blog post illegal immigrants don’t exist … until after 1930 by Fabio Rojas, orgtheory.net, June 23, 2014.
- Post by John Lee, June 19, 2014, linking to an ungated PDF on the book Let Workers Move: Using Bilateral Trade Agreements to Increase Trade in Services. 5 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by John Lee, June 20, 2014, linking to the paper International Migration, Trade and Aid: A Survey (Paper 90, April 2014) by Christopher R. Parsons and L. Alan Winters, published by the International Migration Institute. 1 like.
Discussions of specific historical and current situations
- Post by Boris Yakubchik, June 18, 2014 linking to Movers and Shakers: How immigrants are reviving neighborhoods given up for dead by Joel Kotkin, Reason Magazine, December 1, 2000.
- Post by Joseph Bonneau, June 18, 2014, about how migration helps shape World Cup football. 2 likes.
- Post by John Lee, June 19, 2014, linking to a transcript of a book forum from some years back about Jason Riley’s book Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders. 3 likes, 1 comment.
- What are some current (or potential) examples of groupthink and intolerance within the open borders movement, or among open borders supporters in relation to their views on open borders? by Vipul Naik, June 16, 2014. 3 likes, 12 comments.
- Post by John Lee, June 21, 2014, linking to the Facebook group Open Borders for Israel. 9 comments.
- Is it worthwhile to promote Facebook posts on the Facebook page for Open Borders: The Case by Vipul Naik, June 22, 2014. 2 likes, 9 comments.
- Compared to other areas, how do people with strong views on migration (pro- and anti-) compare in terms of how angry and indignant they get when expressing those views? by Vipul Naik, June 22, 2014. 2 likes, 7 comments.