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Emma Heffernan

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Would you vote yes to open borders?

What would a world with unrestricted movement be like?

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  • Mar 3 2012: I vote no.

    I feel that socially speaking, it would be very difficult to manage a world without borders. Going by the concept of a democratic nation, there has to be a hierarchical system to governing. Therefore there will be decentralised clusters of control. What could happen, then, as they get further away from HQ, they reform into different groups of people with different mindsets. Given that each place or region already has its own culture and history, I feel that it would be more comfortable and easier for individuals to identify with their existing national identities than the concept of simply belonging to the human race. :)

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