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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 21 2012: I could agree, but not now. I beleave it is fairer and more human to be citicen of the world, nevertheless you can not allow that until the world has more even or egalitarian conditions. If not, it would be unfair for the rich countries which would be invaded for low-income people, from the third world, looking for oportunities and a better life. Something like the emigration we can see today, just that in an unsustainable massive way.

    I understand rich countries have been unfair, many times, with poor countries; but it is also true that rich countries have a lot of hard work, sweat, effort, inteligence and even blood spilled, given by many generations whom have countribute to the society they are today.

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