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 points related to migration and people’s opinion about migration
- Post by Paul Crider, September 22, 2014, linking to How Diversity Makes Us Smarter. Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working by Katherine W. Phillips, Scientific American, Volume 311, Issue 4, 2014. 2 likes, 2 comments.
- Post by Grieve Chelwa, September 24, 2014, linking to The Economics of Cross-Border Travel by Ambarish Chandra, Keith Head, and Mariano Tappata, The Review of Economics and Statistics, October 2014, Vol. 96, No. 4, pages 648-661. 1 like.
- Photo post by Carl Shulman, September 25, 2014, to a graphic by Michael Clemens comparing inequality in apartheid-era South Africa and global inequality today. 6 likes.
- Post by Carl Shulman, September 25, 2014, linking to Temporary Work Visas: A Four-Way Win for the Middle Class, Low-Skill Workers, Border Security, and Migrants by Michael Clemens and Lant Pritchett, Center for Global Development, April 2013. Shulman’s post points to a potential inconsistency between the claims made in the paper and those in the double world GDP literature cited and summarized by Clemens. 5 likes, 8 comments.
Specific current and historical situations
- Post by Fergus Hodgson, September 23, 2014, linking to They Took Their Jobs: Obama’s Crackdown on Migrant Workers. US Immigration Policy Kills Small Business, Feeds Prison-Industrial Complex by Alice Salles, Pan Am Post, September 23, 2014. 1 like.
- Post by Fergus Hodgson, September 25, 2014, linking to Nativist Fears Threaten a Good Thing Going in Panama. Compete on Equal Terms with Immigrants, or Suffer the Consequences by Elisa Vásquez, Pan Am Post, September 25, 2014.