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).
General observations about migration, its morality, and its effects
- Post by John Lee linking to Those with the highest IQs grow up in the country and move to the city by Eric Jaffe, CityLab, July 4, 2014. 9 likes, 4 comments.
- Post by John Lee linking to the paper Immigration, Search, and Redistribution: A Quantitative Assessment of Native Welfare by Michele Battisti, Gabriel Felbermayr, Giovanni Peri, and Panu Poutvaara, May 4, 2014. 2 likes, 1 comment.
- Is there evidence suggesting that the attitudes of natives to immigrants have an effect on migration flows, controlling for the channel of migration policy? by Vipul Naik, July 5, 2014. 1 like, 2 comments.
- What’s your take on parents or guardians who send their children on dangerous unaccompanied cross-border journeys to life in a better country? by Vipul Naik, July 4, 2014. 1 like, 5 comments.
- What’s some evidence for the role of crime in killing the goose that lays the golden eggs? by Vipul Naik, July 4, 2014, referencing the site’s killing the goose that lays the golden eggs page, but specifically in the context of crime. 1 like, 2 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik linking to a satire post Google Announces New Hiring Policy: OpenHires by Craig Rowland, Crawling Road, July 2, 2014. 3 comments (including a fairly lengthy rebuttal by John Lee).
Opinions of others about migration: general points
- If you had to do an attack piece/hatchet job about the Open Borders website, how would you go about it? by Vipul Naik, July 5, 2014. 45 comments.
- What are the different schools of skepticism about open borders advocacy? by Vipul Naik, July 5, 2014. The focus in particular was on people who considered some aspects of the case for open borders promising, but viewed open borders advocacy, or some parts of it, as dangerous. 1 like, 13 comments.
- What are some of the ways that non-open borders-supporters reconcile themselves with the fact that considerable violence and force needs to be used to maintain closed borders? by Vipul Naik, July 1, 2014. 4 likes, 11 comments.
- Why do many supporters of mainstream moderate immigration reform neither endorse nor critique open borders? by Vipul Naik, July 3, 2014. 3 likes, 11 comments.
- What do you think about rhetoric favoring immigration liberalization that emphasizes the idea that immigration reform is needed because of features specific to the “modern era” or the “21st century” or other things unique to the present? by Vipul Naik, June 30, 2014. 2 likes, 2 comments.
- Proposed data science project: analysis of anti-immigration arguments using anti-immigration texts by Fabio Rojas, July 1, 2014. 6 likes, 9 comments.
Opinions of others about migration: specific individuals (includes links to videos, debates, etc.)
- Post by John Lee linking to Debate: This House Would Let in Fewer Immigrants from the Cambridge Union Society, April 24, 2008. 3 likes, 2 comments.
- Post by Grieve Chelwa linking to Jason Riley’s video interview about open borders. 2 likes, 3 comments.
- Post by John Lee linking to a tweet exchange claiming that a person’s opinion on open borders would carry more weight if that person actually lived close to or with unskilled migrants. 8 comments.
- Post by John Lee linking to a documentary video on borders. 6 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Rob James, June 30, 2014, linking to A Libertarian Theory of Free Immigration by Jesus Huerta de Soto. 2 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Vipul Naik linking to Documented: The Film (featuring Jose Antonio Vargas) and asking the group if they’d seen the film and what they thought of it. 3 comments.
- Similarities between John Cochrane today and the early Bryan Caplan in terms of their style of argument for migration liberalization by Vipul Naik, July 4, 2014. 2 likes, 2 comments.
- Post by John Lee, July 2, 2014, linking to Google Trends results showing a decline in the popularity of the open borders search term in the last few years. 2 likes, 2 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, June 30, 2014, linking to American Immigration in the 21st Century by Tim Kane, part of the inaugural issue of Peregrine, and containing a survey of 38 people from Hoover’s immigration working group regarding their preferred immigration policy for the United States. The survey was later discussed in the blog post The inaugural issue of Peregrine, and the citizenistic case for migration liberalization by Vipul Naik, Open Borders: The Case, July 5, 2014. 7 comments.
- Insights from Google Analytics for countries and cities by Vipul Naik, July 6, 2014. 5 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik proposing a disclaimer for the double world GDP page, July 4, 2014. 4 likes, 5 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik asking about the rank of openborders.info on the open borders search term, June 30, 2014. 16 comments. This was the basis of the blog post Open Borders tops web search for open borders by Vipul Naik, Open Borders: The Case, July 2, 2014.