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).
Blegs and suggestions for artistic and literary depictions
- Parodies of anti-immigrationists by Michael Tontchev, July 15, 2014. 4 likes, 11 comments.
- Post by Jacob Syma asking about portrayals of immigration in media, July 17, 2014. 2 comments.
General points related to migration
- Post by John Lee discussing the paper Immigration and Self Determination by Bas Van der Vossen in connection with the collective property rights argument. 4 likes, 2 comments.
- What portion of the surplus of migration should governments of receiving countries be allowed to capture through discriminatory net taxation/keyhole solutions? by Carl Shulman, July 17, 2014. 4 likes, 9 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, July 15, 2014, linking to The Data of Hate by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, New York Times, July 12, 2014. The article summarizes an analysis of membership on the online website Stormfront in the United States. The OBAG post discusses possible similarities and differences between some aspects of restrictionism. 4 likes, 7 comments.
- Post by Carl Shulman, July 15, 2014, on how more competitive politics can reduce support for freer migration, because the median voter wants less migration than is currently allowed. The post links to the blog post Economic Inequality and Political Power (Part 2 of 3) by Martin Gilens, The Monkey Cage, August 14, 2012.
- Do you think restrictionists’ rejection of keyhole solutions is evidence of restrictionists being disingenuous about their real reasons to oppose immigration? by Johnny Roccia, July 15, 2014. 5 likes, 6 comments.
Opinions of others about migration: specific observations (including links to videos, debates, etc.)
- Post by John Lee, July 17, 2014, linking to Michelle Malkin Is Right! by Jason Dzubow, July 15, 2014. 1 like, 3 comments.
- Post by Tiago Santos, July 21, 2014, linking to A few notes on utilitarianism by Scott Sumner, EconLog, July 21, 2014.
- Post by Anna Krupitsky, July 21, 2014, linking to a YouTube video where Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio provides his take on migration in the United States context.
- Post by Anna Krupitsky, July 17, 2014, quizzing people on the name of the fictional constitution that in Section 39 asserted the freedom of migration of all sentient beings.
- Post by Grieve Chelwa, July 17, 2014, linking to the blog post Border fences make unequal neighbors by Philip N. Cohen on his personal blog, Family Inequality, July 17, 2014. 7 likes.
- Post by John Lee linking to and quoting from Frederick Douglass’ statements on Chinese immigration and on the presumption in favor of free migration. 6 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Vipul Naik, July 16, 2014, linking to Trillion Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk: The Borjas Critique by Bryan Caplan, EconLog, July 16, 2014. 4 likes, 12 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik linking to the Quora question What is the correct libertarian position on migration? and asking for thoughts on the answers so far.
- Post by John Lee, July 16, 2014, noting Marc Andreessen’s endorsement of freer migration. 7 likes, 8 comments.
- Post by Bryan Pick, July 16, 2014, linking to It’s Fine to Feel Sorrow for Deportees by Charles C. W. Cooke, July 16, 2014. 2 likes, 3 comments.
Specific current and historical situations
- Post by John Lee linking to the article South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism: The country is making a serious effort to adjust to its rising population of foreign residents by Akli Hadid, The Diplomat, July 18, 2014. 2 likes.
- Post by John Lee, July 20, 2014, noting that Argentina has had open borders for about a decade. The post and the comments link to several discussions of the issue. 10 likes, 48 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik linking to the article Sen. Ted Cruz Announces He Will Be Joining Glenn Beck at the Border This Weekend by Erica Ritz, The Blaze, July 17, 2014. 4 likes.
- There are more illegal immigrants in Pakistan than in Australia by Vipul Naik. 6 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik linking to the article If You Think You Are Better Off in the US, Wait Until You Hear How Easy These Europeans Make Money in Africa by Jay M., the Atlanta Black Star, July 5, 2014.
- Post by Michelangelo Landgrave linking to Migrant children deserve protected status by Ira Kurzban, Miami Herald, July 15, 2014.
- Post by Vipul Naik, July 16, 2014, talking about the India-Bangladesh border and asking if others have investigated or are willing to investigate it. 4 likes, 14 comments.
- Post by John Lee, July 16, 2014, linking to In a crowded immigration court, seven minutes to decide a family’s future by Eli Saslow, Washington Post, July 2, 2014.
- Post by John Lee, July 16, 2014, linking to A ‘Band-Aid’ for 800 children: Nora Sandigo is guardian to hundreds of U.S. citizens born to illegal immigrants who are subject to deportation by Eli Saslow, Washington Post, July 5, 2014.
- Post by Sean J. Rosenthal, July 16, 2014, linking to the article Foreign Kids, Heartless Nativism, and America’s Huckleberry Finn Problem. Nativist demands to deport kids appeal neither to America’s humanity nor to its commitment to limited government. by Shikha Dalmia, Reason Magazine, July 15, 2014.
- Post by Milo King, July 15, 2014, linking to and asking for thoughts on the **NO BORDER WALL** website. 9 comments.
Site content and meta
- Open Borders Meetup, August 16, 2014, in the Bay Area by Fabio Rojas, July 21, 2014. 1 like, 1 comment.
- Infographics for the Open Borders website by Michelangelo Landgrave, July 18, 2014. 7 likes, 3 comments.
- How should we balance the two somewhat different goals of the open borders movement: advocating open borders, and understanding the effects of open borders better? by Vipul Naik, July 16, 2014. 2 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Vipul Naik, July 16, 2014, noting that the Open Borders website has achieved the 1500-like milestone.
- Post by Michael Tontchev, July 15, 2014, asking about long-term promotion strategies for open borders. 2 likes, 3 comments.
- Post by Fabio Rojas, July 15, 2014, outlining possible long-term strategies for the open borders movement. 5 likes.