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).
Posts related to Nathan Smith’s draft paper on the global economic impact of open borders
- Post by Lars Christensen, August 12, 2014, about a guest post on the global economic impact of open borders by Nathan Smith, August 12, 2014, on Christensen’s blog, The Market Monetarist. 7 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by Nathan Smith about the same guest post. 4 likes.
General points related to migration and public opinion on migration
- Hypothesis explaining the importance people attach to the legal/illegal distinction by Vipul Naik, August 11, 2014. 3 likes, 11 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, August 12, 2014, linking to Open Borders Bingo! by Art Carden, August 12, 2014. 4 likes.
- Post by John Lee, August 12, 2014, on a different approach to measuring the historical prevalence of the term “illegal” for immigrants, linking to the NYT Chronicle search term. 3 likes, 4 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, August 14, 2014, linking to Pinterest search results for open borders. 15 comments.
- Post by Michelangelo Landgrave, August 14, 2014, asking whether natives and foreigners have different elasticities with respect to the quality of government. 1 like, 3 comments.
- Post by John Lee, August 14, 2014, linking to The data on white anxiety over Hispanic immigration. What drives American views on immigration is often not pretty by Scott Clement, The Washington Post, August 14, 2014.
- Post by Bryan Pick, August 14, 2014, noting the other side of the political externalities coin: when political institutions fail to adapt to a changing populace, and linking to Change and chaos in Ferguson by Megan McArdle, August 14, 2014, Bloomberg View.
- Post by Vipul Naik, August 15, 2014, asking for people’s thoughts on pro-immigrant arguments that rely on immigrants being fiscally beneficial. Links, as an example, to Immigrants, Both Documented and Undocumented, Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security by Matthew Kolodziej, Immigration Impact, August 15, 2014. 1 like, 6 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, August 16, 2014, linking to Balaji Vishwanathan’s answer to “How feasible is a world without borders?” 5 likes, 2 comments.
Specific current and historical situations
- Post by John Lee, August 12, 2014, linking to Boris Johnson: Britain will be great and glorious outside the EU. Britain has “nothing to fear” from life outside the European Union if renegotiation fails, Mayor of London says, as he swipes at Cameron’s missed migration targets by Matthew Holehouse, The Telegraph, August 5, 2014. 8 likes, 2 comments.
- Post by Michelangelo Landgrave, August 12, 2014, linking to an infographic on the system for asylees/refugees to the US. 2 likes.
- Post by Lars Christensen, August 15, 2014, linking to Sweet FA: Why foreign player crackdowns hurt English football by Ben Southwood, the Adam Smith Institute. 4 likes, 1 comment, including a link to Christensen’s blog post about the paper.
- Post by Ben Smith, August 17, 2014, linking to One dead as dozens found in UK container, Al Jazeera English, August 17, 2014. 2 likes.
- Post by Ladan Weheliye, August 16, 2014, linking to Mapping Migration in the United States, the New York Times, August 15, 2014.
- Post by John Lee, August 17, 2014, linking to Why Is Nepal Cracking Down on Tibetan Refugees? by Jon Krakauer, The New Yorker, December 28, 2011. 3 likes.
- Post by John Lee, August 17, 2014, linking to Undocumented Children Fuel New Tension on Immigration in Virginia. Stress on schools, social services is making city of Manassas a battleground once again by Sasha Ingber, National Geographic, August 14, 2014. 1 like, 12 comments.
- Do you think there are people who might be interested in contributing to or participating in the Open Borders Action Group, but are concerned about publicly associating themselves with “open borders action”? What might be done to address their concern? by Vipul Naik, August 10, 2014. 3 likes, 6 comments.
- Post by John Lee, August 15, 2014, linking to Q&A on the crisis at the border, part II with Lis Wiehl, where Lee describes why he believes in open borders and addresses some other questions related to the current child migrant situation faced by the United States. 5 likes, 5 comments.
- Post by Vipul Naik, August 17, 2014, with the proceedings of the Open Borders meetup on Saturday August 16, 2014, in the San Francisco Bay Area. 15 likes, 3 comments.