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globalinequality: Democracy of convenience, not of choice: why is Eastern Europe different
Their histories are practically nothing but unending struggles for national and religious emancipation (when the religion of the conqueror differed from theirs, as in the case of Ottomans and the Orthodox, or as between Catholics and Protestants).  National emancipation meant the creation of a nation-state that would ideally include all members of one’s community. Of course, none of the nations were averse, when given half a chance, to convert themselves into the rulers of other weaker neighboring states—so there was no valid ethical superiority they had compared to the empires that ruled, and often oppressed, them. The line between the oppressed and the oppressor was always thin.  
migration  immigration  xenophobia  nationalism  history  review  EasternEurope  Poland  Ukraine  CzechRepublic  Slovakia  Slovenia  Greece  Hungary  Lithuania  Croatia  Serbia  Albania  Kosovo  Estonia  Latvia  Bulgaria  Macedonia  Romania  GlobalInequality  2018 
9 weeks ago by inspiral
Why New Zealand Is Furious About Australia’s Deportation Policy - The New York Times
The cancellation of Australian visas on the grounds of “character” has soared since December 2014, when the government amended its immigration law. Last year, more than half of those visas belonged to New Zealanders, almost 1,300 of whom have been deported since January 2015. They are now the largest group in Australia’s immigration detention centers, whereas before the legal changes New Zealanders were not even in the top 10.
immigration  migration  xenophobia  internationalrelations  Australia  NewZealand  NYTimes  2018 
july 2018 by inspiral
Opinion | Germany’s Political Crisis Has Just Begun - The New York Times
The fight over refugees has introduced a new climate of fear-mongering and brinkmanship.
politics  immigration  refugees  AfD  CSU  review  Germany  EuropeanUnion  NYTimes  2018 
july 2018 by inspiral
What Immigration Crisis? The U.S. Isn’t Being Swamped - Bloomberg
In other words, although the issue of children at the border presents a moral crisis, Central American immigration is not at a crisis level overall, nor likely to become so. Trump is spreading alarm over a phenomenon that will probably dwindle away from now on. The problem of unaccompanied children at the border is a problem, and one that Trump will hopefully handle better in the future. But the U.S. isn't in danger of being inundated by Central Americans.
migration  refugees  immigration  review  DonaldTrump  decline  USA  Mexico  CentralAmerica 
june 2018 by inspiral
The Chinese Workers Who Assemble Designer Bags in Tuscany | The New Yorker
Many companies are using inexpensive immigrant labor to manufacture handbags that bear the coveted “Made in Italy” label.
manufacturing  fashion  immigration  review  China  Italy  NewYorker  2018 
april 2018 by inspiral
‘This Route Doesn’t Exist on the Map’ | The New Republic
How efforts to block refugees and asylum-seekers from Europe have only made the global migration crisis more complex and harrowing
immigration  personalaccount  LatinAmerica  Brazil  Mexico  USA  NewRepublic  2018 
march 2018 by inspiral
55 Ways Donald Trump Structurally Changed America in 2017
These are the concrete actions his administration has taken to alter how the country works.
DonaldTrump  politics  review  immigration  migration  justice  environment  education  finance  consumer  foreignpolicy  critique  NYMag  2017 
december 2017 by inspiral
Evening Standard comment: It’s time to scrap the Tory migration cap | London Evening Standard
It remains a mystery why the Prime Minister has recommitted her party to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands a year. She didn’t need to make this politically rash and economically illiterate move. She was not the author of the pledge; David Cameron made it in opposition. 
immigration  editorial  review  critique  author:GeorgeOsborne  EveningStandard  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
Q&A: Transcript: Interview with Donald Trump | The Economist
The Economist talks to the President of the United States about economic policy
DonaldTrump  interview  economics  policy  trade  immigration  taxation  NAFTA  Economist  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
Who killed the curry house? | Bee Wilson | Life and style | The Guardian
For a few decades from the 1970s to the 2000s, the curry house – like its high street companion, the pub – looked like a permanent feature of British life; maybe even an emblem of Britishness itself. Yet it is now clear that our passionate relationship with these restaurants was a product of particular circumstances. For the high street curry house to flourish in its classical form, British tastes needed to stay fixed and south Asian cooks needed to be free to work here. Neither of these conditions now holds.
curry  food  culture  trends  decline  immigration  employment  cost  UK  Guardian  2017 
january 2017 by inspiral
SF supports immigrants — just not into our neighborhoods - San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco is one of the most progressive cities in the nation, especially when it comes to national immigration. We believe so much in the natural right of people to join us here in America that we fought to keep our status as sanctuary city even in the face of being federally defunded for it. We pride ourselves on our rejection of plans to tighten immigration controls and deport undocumented immigrants. Yet take that same conversation to the local level and all bets are off. City meetings have become heated, divisive and prone to rhetoric where we openly discuss exactly which kinds of people we want to keep out of our city.
migration  immigration  regulation  SanFrancisco  USA  SanFranciscoChronicle  2016 
december 2016 by inspiral
The ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right | World news | The Guardian
Across the continent, rightwing populist parties have seized control of the political conversation. How have they done it? By stealing the language, causes and voters of the traditional left
politics  Islamophobia  immigration  PimFortuyn  GeertWilders  MarineLePen  DanishPeoplesParty  FrontNational  trends  growth  Netherlands  Denmark  France  Europe  author:SashaPolakowSuransky  Guardian  2016 
november 2016 by inspiral
Meet the Poles who went back: ‘A studio in central Warsaw beats an East London flatshare’ | Society | The Guardian
While most Poles who have settled in the UK plan to stay, many of the 5,200 Polish students at British universities intend to return to their homeland. Three graduates explain why
immigration  migration  comparison  Poland  UK  Guardian  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
Britain is falling into denial about Brexit —
If Britain stays in the single market it has to accept free movement of labour — a political red line for the government — and if it remains part of the customs union it loses the opportunity to negotiate bilateral trade deals with third countries, putting Liam Fox, the newly appointed trade minister, out of a job. Yet stepping outside of these arrangements also takes Britain out of all those multinational supply chains with the concomitant cost in terms of trade, investment and employment.
Brexit  EuropeanUnion  negotiations  review  trade  immigration  FinancialTimes  2016 
september 2016 by inspiral
Drawbridges up
“The old left-right divide in this country has gone,” laments Rafal Trzaskowski, a liberal politician. Law and Justice plucks popular policies from all over the political spectrum and stirs them into a nationalist stew. Unlike any previous post-communist regime, it eyes most outsiders with suspicion (though it enthusiastically supports the right of Poles to work in Britain).

From Warsaw to Washington, the political divide that matters is less and less between left and right, and more and more between open and closed. Debates between tax-cutting conservatives and free-spending social democrats have not gone away. But issues that cross traditional party lines have grown more potent. Welcome immigrants or keep them out? Open up to foreign trade or protect domestic industries? Embrace cultural change, or resist it?
politics  trends  xenophobia  immigration  protectionism  review  Economist  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Trump, Brexit ... Is New Zealand your escape route too? | Eleanor Ainge Roy | Opinion | The Guardian
Billy Crystal has threatened to move to New Zealand if Trump wins power and post-Brexit, ‘move to New Zealand’ became a top Google search term. Please consider moving here, but do so with your eyes wide open
immigration  NewZealand  review  opportunity  population  qualityoflife  Guardian  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Gaps in Melania Trump's immigration story raise questions - POLITICO
A racy photo shoot is prompting fresh scrutiny of the would-be first lady's early visits to the United States.
MelaniaTrump  DonaldTrump  politics  immigration  elections  Politico  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Finding the Voice of a Mobile Brand — Studio D
Working directly with the CEO and the Chief Brand Officer, their ask for Studio D was:

Help us understand what it means to be a "Saudi Youth".
Identify current behaviours, patterns of use, pain points in the current mobile offerings, and opportunities for innovation. 
Challenge existing assumptions around what the new service should offer and why. 
Find the unique voice of Saudi youth culture, and help extrapolate this into what the brand should stand for, and why. 
Build out a community that would become the earliest adopters of the service.
SaudiArabia  profile  culture  mobile  smartphones  telecoms  relationships  immigration  religion  gender  retail  women  mobility  StudioD  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
John Lanchester · Brexit Blues · LRB 28 July 2016
None of this is what working-class voters had in mind when they opted for Leave. If it’s combined with the policy every business interest in the UK wants – the Norwegian option, in which we contribute to the EU and accept free movement of labour, i.e. immigration, as part of the price – it will be a profound betrayal of much of the Leave vote. If we do anything else, we will be inflicting severe economic damage on ourselves, and following a policy which most of the electorate (48 per cent Remain, plus economically liberal Leavers) think is wrong. So the likeliest outcome, I’d have thought, is a betrayal of the white working class. They should be used to it by now.
Brexit  EuropeanUnion  referendum  impact  immigration  politics  socialclass  economy  financialservices  Conservatives  TheresaMay  DavidCameron  author:JohnLanchester  LondonReviewofBooks  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
Is backlash a symptom of *insufficient* immigration? - Marginal REVOLUTION
There is a very simple interpretation of current events, including of course the Trump movement in the United States.  It is “the backlash effect against immigration is stronger than we used to think, and we need to adjust our expectations accordingly.”  When Bryan writes “I know he disagrees, but I honestly can’t figure out why”, I think he is simply afraid to stare that rather obvious truth in the eye.  In any case, it’s staring rather directly at him.
Brexit  immigration  growth  impact  referendum  EuropeanUnion  author:TylerCowen  MarginalRevolution  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
What might May's vision for Brexit look like? | Open Europe
Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “Brexit means Brexit”. But what does that actually mean? What can we infer from her statements so far about how she might approach the negotiations with the EU? Pawel Swidlicki investigates.
TheresaMay  EuropeanUnion  Brexit  review  immigration  sovereignty  security  trade  freetrade  internationalrelations  OpenEurope  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
Canada is the least xenophobic country in the Western world. Here's why. - Vox
A key aspect of the "Canadian model" lies in the view that immigration helps with nation building. Bolstered by the federal government, this view goes beyond political and intellectual elites to be embraced by a significant proportion of ordinary Canadians.

Indeed, one recent paper found that, in Canada, those who expressed more patriotism were also more likely to support immigration and multiculturalism. In the United States this correlation went in the opposite direction: those expressing greater patriotism were more likely to express anti-immigrant attitudes.
Canada  immigration  inclusiveness  advocacy  comparison  Europe  USA  Vox  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
Brexit negotiations: Four ways to get a good deal - BBC News
Having voted to leave the EU, the UK will now need to negotiate a new set of trade deals with the bloc, and other foreign nations as soon as possible.
But it has been more than 40 years since the UK last got around the negotiating table and it could be a little rusty. Here are four key requirements to getting a good deal.
Brexit  EuropeanUnion  negotiations  trade  immigration  review  BBC  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Why Brexit happened and what it means - Marginal REVOLUTION
Quite simply, the English want England to stay relatively English, and voting Leave was the instrument they were given.  That specific cultural attachment is not for Irish-American me, no, I feel no sentiment, other than perhaps good humor, when someone offers me “a lovely biscuit,” or when a small book shop devotes an entire section to gardening, but yes I do get it at some level.  And some parts of the older England I do truly love and I am talking the Beatles and Monty Python and James Bond here, not just the ancients like Trollope or Edmund Spenser.
Brexit  referendum  UK  England  identity  immigration  review  author:TylerCowen  MarginalRevolution  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
'Brexit': Why curry chefs want out of EU -
Many of the country's curry house owners and chefs want Britain to leave the EU -- a so-called "Brexit" -- saying current immigration laws make it impossible for them to hire the skilled workers they need to keep their kitchens cooking. The situation is so dire that four or five of Britain's 12,000 curry houses are closing their doors every week, says Oli Khan, vice president of the Bangladeshi Caterers Association.
restaurants  curry  immigration  Brexit  review  UK  CNN  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Immigration Isn't That Bad for Native Workers - Bloomberg View
Does immigration cost native workers their jobs or drive down their wages? This is one of the most contentious issues in economic policy right now. Fortunately, a lot of academic economists are doing some very smart, careful and thorough empirical work to figure out the effects of immigration on local labor markets. For a survey of the literature, see this 2011 paper by Sari Kerr and William Kerr. For a meta-analysis of the effects of immigration on wages and employment, see this 2008 paper by Simonetta Longhi, Peter Nijkamp, and Jacques Poot.

These and other surveys and meta-analyses all reach one overwhelming conclusion: Immigration has at most only a small harmful effect on the native-born. If this were biology or astrophysics, that would be that -- the media would accept the scientific consensus, until new research came along and overturned it. But this is economics, and so politics and ideology inevitably get in the way. There will always be people who are in favor of immigration restriction, and they will always have reason to question what would otherwise be a well-accepted consensus.
immigration  migration  impact  employment  income  research  bias  author:NoahSmith  Bloomberg  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Immigrants Explain What Shocked Them About American Culture | VICE | United States
I asked other immigrants about their first moments of culture shock in the United States. Here's what they told me.
culture  USA  immigration  food  diet  homophobia  money  payments  education  hygiene  Vice  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Arguments for Brexit do not add up -
If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would almost certainly be outside the arrangement organising the life of our neighbours and principal economic partners forever. Given this, the question is whether the option to leave should be exercised now. My answer is: absolutely not. To see why, let us examine popular arguments in favour of departure.
Brexit  EuropeanUnion  review  critique  economy  exports  immigration  migration  author:MartinWolf  FinancialTimes  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Migrants in the UK: An Overview | The Migration Observatory
This briefing provides an overview of the number, population share, geographic distribution and citizenship of migrants in the UK.
migration  immigration  London  UK  MigrationObservatory  OxfordUniversity  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Denmark, a social welfare utopia, takes a nasty turn on refugees - The Washington Post
The decision by authorities to prosecute Ramslog — and to charge hundreds of other Danish citizens with a similar crime — is to many here just the latest evidence of a society that, when faced with an unparalleled influx of migrants and refugees, has taken a nasty turn.

In that respect, Denmark has company: Across Europe, a once-tender embrace of those fleeing conflicts on the continent’s doorstep has evolved into an uncompromising rejection.
immigration  refugees  Denmark  DanishPeoplesParty  Syria  critique  EuropeanUnion  WashingtonPost  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
The welfare benefits of global migration - Marginal REVOLUTION
Don’t forget market size! Via the excellent Kevin Lewis, there is a new paper on this topic, by Amandine Aubry, Michal Burzynski, and Frédéric Docquier. Here is the abstract:
This paper quantifies the effect of global migration on the welfare of non-migrant OECD citizens. We develop an integrated, multi-country model that accounts for the interactions between the labor market, fiscal, and market size effects of migration, as well as for trade relations between countries. The model is calibrated to match the economic and demographic characteristics of the 34 OECD countries and the rest of the world, as well as trade flows between them in the year 2010. We show that recent migration flows have been beneficial for 69 percent of the non-migrant OECD population, and for 83 percent of non-migrant citizens of the 22 richest OECD countries. Winners are mainly residing in traditional immigration countries; their gains are substantial and are essentially due to the entry of immigrants from non OECD countries. Although labor market and fiscal effects are non-negligible in some countries, the greatest source of gain comes from the market size effect, i.e. the change in the variety of goods available to consumers.
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immigration  migration  benefits  research  review  MarginalRevolution  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Low-Skilled Immigrants Are Good for the Working Class - Bloomberg View
But this opposition is probably misplaced. New research shows that low-skilled immigrants may do a lot more for the native-born working class than we thought.

The new evidence comes via new research by economists Mette Foged and Giovanni Peri. Their paper studies the impact of refugees in Denmark in the 1990s and 2000s. During that time, Denmark had a program of scattering refugees throughout the country, called the spatial dispersal policy. The refugees, many of them fleeing the Yugoslavian wars, were mostly uneducated and spoke little Danish. By comparing the areas where the government decided to send refugees with other areas, Foged and Peri were able to see what happened to natives when a large number of low-skilled immigrants got plunked down next door.

Instead of a small negative effect on the local native-born -- as most studies in the U.S. tend to find -- Foged and Peri found a positive effect. That’s right -- low-skilled immigrants actually raised the wages of their less-educated native-born counterparts in the surrounding area. The data followed the native-born workers for a long time, letting the authors confirm that the change was durable.
immigration  economy  income  education  research  impact  MetteFoged  GiovanniPeri  Denmark  Bloomberg  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Singapore’s Midlife Crisis |
“No amount of analysis and forward planning,” says longtime government advisor Peter Ho, “will eliminate volatility and uncertainty in a complex world.” The old managerial model, he concedes, has become outdated. To thrive in the future, Singapore will have to find its way without a predrawn map. As Asia modernizes and develops a modern infrastructure, Singaporeans cannot remain competitive merely by being more efficient or better educated. The city-state will have to rediscover the boldness of its founding generation, even while discarding many of its methods. “We will have to be pioneers again,” notes Calvin Soh, “and recognize that we don’t have the same strategic advantages that we used to have. We have to start planning for the next ten years from that viewpoint. And that plan has to come from the grassroots, not from above.”
Singapore  history  evolution  politics  LeeKwanYew  PAP  immigration  gambling  ageingpopulation  economy  government  review  author:JoelKotkin  NewGeography  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Liberal, Harsh Denmark by Hugh Eakin | The New York Review of Books
In January, more than 60,000 refugees arrived in Europe, a thirty-five-fold increase from the same month last year; but in Denmark, according to Politiken, the number of asylum-seekers has steadily declined since the start of the year, with only 1,400 seeking to enter the country. In limiting the kind of social turmoil now playing out in Germany, Sweden, and France, the Danes may yet come through the current crisis a more stable, united, and open society than any of their neighbors. But they may also have shown that this openness extends no farther than the Danish frontier.
immigration  migration  refugees  politics  culture  Islam  Denmark  critique  NYReviewofBooks  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
Uber: a route out of the French banlieues -
Ride-hailing apps have created jobs for Paris’s poorer youth, but a regulatory clampdown looms
Uber  ridesharing  banlieues  socialclass  immigration  socialmobility  Paris  France  regulations  review  FinancialTimes  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
Why are Americans so angry? - BBC News
Americans are generally known for having a positive outlook on life, but with the countdown for November's presidential election now well under way, polls show voters are angry. This may explain the success of non-mainstream candidates such as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. But what is fuelling the frustration?
politics  incomeinequality  immigration  trust  polarisation  USA  BBC  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
The economists are right, we will all suffer if Britain pulls up the drawbridge to refugees | Voices | The Independent
Britain can show it is open and outward-looking, both as an economy and a society - or we can rely on walls and borders
migration  immigration  opportunity  economy  advocacy  Independent  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
How severe is Africa’s brain drain? - Quartz
According to a January 2014 World Bank report, African migrants have doubled between 1980 and 2010 reaching 30.6 million. This represents around 3% of the continent’s total population. Approximately half of these African migrants stay in Africa with Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Burkina Faso the most popular destinations. However, the number of African migrants who stay in Africa has decreased steadily over time (from 59% in 1980 to 51% in 2010). There is a growing move of North African migrants to the Middle East along with Europe, the second most popular destination.
braindrain  immigration  migration  education  employment  review  Africa  Quartz  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
This Is London by Ben Judah review – the truth about a capital city utterly transformed | Books | The Guardian
More than half of Londoners are now immigrants – the city’s variety and its divisions are uncovered in this epic work of reportage
London  profile  migration  immigration  review  BenJudah  books  Guardian  2015 
january 2016 by inspiral
Theresa May urged to rethink new £35,000 earnings threshold for non-EU migrants as teachers face deportation | UK Politics | News | The Independent
Theresa May is facing calls to rethink the “discriminatory” new earnings threshold of £35,000 for non-EU migrants that could starve Britain of vital talent in the teaching, charity and entrepreneur sectors when the changes take effect in April. 
immigration  income  threshold  proposal  employment  critique  TheresaMay  Conservatives  UK  Independent  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Terrorism, Migrants, and Crippling Debt: Is This the End of Europe? | Vanity Fair
Traveling from a locked-down Brussels to a grieving Paris to a refugee camp in Greece, Henry Porter reports on the European Union’s existential crisis.
refugees  immigration  EuropeanUnion  brexit  ISIS  ageingpopulation  history  Europe  critique  VanityFair  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Cologne Attacks Trigger Raw Debate on Immigration in Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE
New Year's Eve in Cologne rapidly descended into a chaotic free-for-all involving sexual assault and theft, most of it apparently committed by foreigners. It has launched a bitter debate over immigration and refugees in Germany -- one that could change the country. By SPIEGEL Staff
NewYearsEve  refugees  immigration  integration  rape  sexism  Cologne  Germany  Spiegel  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Some Countries See Migrants as an Economic Boon, Not a Burden - WSJ
Canada focuses on assimilating educated foreigners who fill job needs, in sharp contrast to Europe
migration  immigration  Europe  Canada  comparison  critique  integration  WallStreetJournal  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
A Pessimist's Guide to the World in 2016
Oil prices soar after Islamic State destroys facilities across the Middle East. Angela Merkel is forced to resign, throwing the European Union into disarray. The dollar slumps as Russian and Iranian hackers team up to launch cyber-attacks on U.S banks. Bloomberg News asked dozens of former and current diplomats, geopolitical strategists, security consultants, and economists to identify the possible worst-case scenarios, based on current global conflicts, that concern them most heading into 2016.
forecast  pessimist  petroleum  EuropeanUnion  immigration  China  Iran  Israel  VladimirPutin  climatechange  LatinAmerica  DonaldTrump  Bloomberg  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
Donald Trump Makes George W. Bush Look Like a Paragon of Statesmanship | TIME
Compared to Donald Trump, George W. Bush looks like a paragon of statesmanship. The latter recognized that the vast majority of the world’s more than billion Muslims do not support terrorism or jihad, and that defeating the Islamist radicals required separating them from the Muslim communities in which they operated. This is the basis of U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine, as well as common sense. Trump, by casting an entire religion under suspicion, alienates the very communities whose help is necessary to identify and isolate the unhappy individuals who are attracted to ISIS. Trump needs to constantly escalate his level of outrageousness to stay in the news, and will say things that hurt the national interest in his quest for publicity.
DonaldTrump  muslim  immigration  Japan  internment  critique  author:FrancisFukuyama  Time  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
Belgium is a failed state – POLITICO
Brussels’ nest of radicalism is just one of the failings of a divided, dysfunctional country.
Belgium  government  critique  terrorism  patronage  parochialism  deindustrialisation  police  immigration  corruption  Europe  Politico  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
The Islamic State wants you to hate refugees - The Washington Post
The very same refugees entering Europe are often the very same civilians who face the indiscriminate violence and cruel injustice in lands controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (though, it should be noted, many in Syria are also threatened by the brutal actions of the Syrian government). Globally, studies have shown that Muslims tend to make up the largest proportion of terror victims, with countries such as Syria and Iraq registering the highest toll.

If Muslim refugees come to Europe and are welcomed, it deeply undercuts the Islamic State's legitimacy. Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, has helpfully catalogued some of the Islamic State's messages on the refugees pouring into Europe from the Middle East. The messages give the impression of deep discomfort and even jealousy that the Muslim population the Islamic State so covets for its self-proclaimed "caliphate" would rather live in "infidel" Western lands.
refugees  terrorism  ISIS  Paris  Syria  immigration  WashingtonPost  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
Most Cyclists Are Working-Class Immigrants, Not Hipsters
Nonetheless, the numbers show that the group that includes bicycle commuters is hardly the upwardly mobile cadre of hipsters it’s often made out to be.
cycling  advocacy  immigration  KinderInstituteforUrbanResearch  USA  Governing  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
The Case for Getting Rid of Borders - The Atlantic
No defensible moral framework regards foreigners as less deserving of rights than people born in the right place at the right time.
migration  immigration  advocacy  economics  humanrights  author:AlexTabarrok  TheAtlantic  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
The case for opening borders — Remains of the Day
Even relatively small increases in immigration flows can have enormous benefits. If the developed world were to take in enough immigrants to enlarge its labor force by a mere one percent, it is estimated that the additional economic value created would be worth more to the migrants than all of the world’s official foreign aid combined. Immigration is the greatest anti-poverty program ever devised.
migration  immigration  advocacy  AlexTabarrok  RemainsoftheDay  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
Almost home | The Economist
China has successfully absorbed many refugees from Vietnam. But it is ill-prepared for another influx
China  immigration  Vietnam  ageingpopulation  xenophobia  Economist  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant
To me, immigration is the greatest example of our faulty thinking, a shortsightedness that hurts others while simultaneously hurting ourselves. The State Department issues fewer than half a million immigrant visas each year. Using the 7 percent figure from the Mariel boatlift research, it’s possible that we could absorb as many as 11 million immigrants annually. But if that’s politically untenable, what about doubling the visas we issue each year? It would still be fewer than a million, or less than 0.7 percent of the work force. If that didn’t go too badly, we could double it again the next year. The data are clear. We would be better off. In fact, the world would be better off.
immigration  Economics  benefits  opportunity  USA  NYTimes  2015 
march 2015 by inspiral
How an Undocumented Immigrant From Mexico Became a Star at Goldman Sachs - Bloomberg Business
Julissa Arce went from selling funnel cakes in Texas to derivatives at Wall Street’s most profitable securities firm
immigration  personalaccount  JulissaArce  GoldmanSachs  USA  Mexico  Bloomberg  2015 
february 2015 by inspiral
New Statesman | The London problem: has the capital become too dominant?
The dominance of the capital threatens to choke the life from the rest  of the United Kingdom. We must act before it is too late
London  megalopolis  urbanplanning  housing  immigration  urbandevelopment  inequality  NewStatesman  2014 
november 2014 by inspiral
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