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La Lumière

Shared August 27, 2018

Freedom of movement is a basic human right. Thus the Universal Declaration of Human Rights belies its name when it proclaims this right only “within the borders of each state.” Human rights do not stop at the border.

Trina Stout

Shared February 5, 2018

What moral theory justifies using wire, wall, and weapon to prevent people from moving to opportunity? What moral theory justifies using tools of exclusion to prevent people from exercising their right to vote with their feet?

No standard moral framework, be it utilitarian, libertarian, egalitarian, Rawlsian, Christian, or any other well-developed perspective, regards people from foreign lands as less entitled to exercise their rights—or as inherently possessing less moral worth—than people lucky to have been born in the right place at the right time.

moss piglet

Shared December 10, 2015

I'm down.

Luca Fauciglietti

Shared June 27, 2016

Written almost a year ago this article is perfect at putting into words the problems of Brexit. Freedom of movement is a basic human right, and immigration only boosts economy. Please give it a read. Its eye opening.

Matthew Nunnelley

Shared November 29, 2018

Something worth saying again and again and again

Ceren

Shared November 5, 2017

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Jared Davis

Shared June 22, 2018

Wage differences are a revealing metric of border discrimination. When a worker from a poorer country moves to a richer one, her wages might double, triple, or rise even tenfold. These extreme wage differences reflect restrictions as stifling as the laws that separated white and black South Africans at the height of Apartheid. Geographical differences in wages also signal opportunity—for financially empowering the migrants, of course, but also for increasing total world output. On the other side of discrimination lies untapped potential. Economists have estimated that a world of open borders would double world GDP.