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Ehis Odijie

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Do you support unrestricted Immigration?

I do.

Restriction of people, if you come to think of it, makes no sense from a social standpoint. How can you restrict the movement of someone to a geographical fiction called Nation? YES the Nation state is a fiction but that is not what we are discussing here.

From an economic standpoint, free movement of people is the only way to achieve Factor price equalization and true free trade which will benefit all.

From a political standpoint – it is a way of achieving peace just as European Union has brought peace to the EU.

It will lead to a reduction of wages from the more advanced country – globalization is already doing that. That is part of the Factor price equalization by Paul Samuelson.

Do you? and why?

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  • Sep 15 2012: Its an unrealistic and way far off, perhaps not possible at all. You see European union though its a virtual conglomerate of some European nations boundaries still exist between those nations, there would be a internal resistance whenever there is financial trouble within one of those nations and that union is verge on the collapse.
    To boundary less world first GDP of all nations needs to be more or less equal which is not possible because all conditions leading to GDP of a country are not same at different geographical
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      Sep 15 2012: European Union has been a great success so far. The end goal of the EU project is to bring about peace and stop competition between nations - the kind that led to two world wars. The two world wars were, at its core, power struggle between mostly Germany and Britain, the EU project has successfully made such competitions irrelevant due to the common platform.

      We can debate if the right economic means were employed to achieve this goal but i think you can agree that it has been a great success.

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