Is Migration a Basic Human Right?

Freakonomics Radio | Day Month 2024 | 0h ??m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Freakonomics examination of the argument for open borders, finding it both compelling and deeply problematic.

See also other immigration posts.

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Debating Open Borders: Carl vs Caplan

Aporia Podcast | 24 November 2023 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Noah Carl and Bryan Caplan debate the merits of open borders. Covers the fiscal effects of immigration, the impact of migrants and immigration policies, assimilation and cultural differences in immigration, immigrants and IQ in First-World countries, cultural preservation and immigration considerations, immigration’s impact on politics, and open borders and immigration benefits. Draws on Caplan’s book Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration.

I’ve read and loved Open Borders so much that I bought it for my teenage daughter. But Jan Van De Beek’s evidence (yesterday’s post) poses a strong challenge. Yet, in a world of collapsing fertility, won’t all countries throw open their borders and compete for immigrants? See also other immigration posts.

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Immigration and the Welfare State | Jan Van De Beek

Aporia Podcast | 2 December 2023 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jan van de Beek about his report Borderless Welfare State. Discusses the methodology behind calculating the net fiscal effect of immigration to The Netherlands and the insights delivered about what types of immigrants add and subtract value from the economy.

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Multiculturalism and Lessons From the Rwandan Genocide

The Michael Shermer Show | 3 January 2024 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jens Heycke about his book Out of the Melting Pot, Into the Fire: Multiculturalism in the World’s Past and America’s Future. Takes a global, historical perspective to answer questions on multiculturalism such as whether it is better to promote a unifying, shared identity that transcends ethnic differences or to foster a multicultural salad of distinct group identities; and whether it is better to minimize ethnic distinctions or to accentuate them with diversity initiatives and ethnic preferences.

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Hein de Haas – Debunking Myths About Migration

How To Academy | 15 December 2023 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Hein de Haas about his book How Migration Really Works: The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics. Discusses why people immigrate, what it means for their origin countries and destination countries, and what’s really at stake when we open or close our borders.

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What’s The Right Amount of Democracy feat. Garett Jones

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 30 June 2023 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Garett Jones about his books 10% Less Democracy and The Culture Transplant. Discusses the true meaning of the word “democracy,” whether it’s better to have a well-educated elite calling the shots, and how migration can determine how prosperous a country will be.

See also other interviews with Garett Jones.

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Garett Jones: The Culture Transplant

Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning | 2 December 2022 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Garett Jones about his book The Culture Transplant: How Migrants Make the Economies They Move To a Lot Like the Ones They Left. Explains how cultural assimilation and acculturation is not as powerful as we might think and that ancestral folkways and norms persist for centuries, transforming nations like the US and Argentina over time as migration streams alter their demographic makeup. Argues that this is important because some nations are highly productive and innovative, and their cultural frameworks are necessary to foster their economic role in the global system.

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Sally Hayden on My Fourth Time, We Drowned

Baillie Gifford Prize | 28 October 2022 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sally Hayden about her book My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route. Discusses the role Europe plays in perpetuating the migrant crisis, how migrants are ending up in refugee camps in Libya, and the importance of using the correct language when describing their plight.

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