Miscellaneous reading list

Below are some general web summaries of the arguments for and against open borders, and other issues that arise in immigration discussions:

Below are listed some books that do not directly take a stance on open borders. However, the facts in these books are used to argue the case for or against open borders.

  • The Economic Consequences of Immigration to the United States (online version) by Julian Simon. This argues broadly in favor of more immigration to the United States, but not quite for open borders. Further, it argues that immigrants should be chosen on the basis of their economic characteristics.
  • Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West (Amazon ebook) by Christopher Caldwell.
  • Debating Immigration (Amazon ebook, Amazon paperback), edited by Carol M. Swain, is a collection of essays written by both pro- and anti-immigration individuals.

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