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Immigration

Cheng Chui Ping, “Mother Of All Snakeheads”, Dies: Villain Or Hero?

This grandmother sold tickets to a better life. Sorry about the prison term. From the NYT: A Smuggler of Immigrants Dies in Prison, but Is Praised in Chinatown (See previous posts on immigration) The Gentleman Economist has yet to be persuaded … Continue reading

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The Argument for “Open Borders”

From The Atlantic: If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated? Whoa.  It’s hard to read this and not feel ethically challenged, and ethically wanting.  If I remember John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice (Wikipedia) correctly, a thinking empathetic person should … Continue reading

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