Sunday, February 23, 2014

Take this, Bill O'Reilly, Lou Dobbs, Etc.

According to Michael Clemens from the Center for Global Development, if the world were to fully remove migration barriers, we would close to double the world's GDP and alleviate much of its poverty....It sure as hell sounds like a good plan to me (think of it as a foreign aid policy that actually works).

8 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Obviously this is theory. I'll have to check this Dude out. Michael Clemens...

dmarks said...

Migration of people, goods, services, and investment. Remove as many barriers as possible, I agree.

By the way, Russ, looking forward to you joining me on my blog. My latest post settles controversy:

http://inaholdingpattern.blogspot.com/2014/02/dennis-settles-fight-once-and-for-all.html

BB-Idaho said...

Dr. Clemons has very good credentials. Not sure what the
data, details and projections look like.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

On this issue, I am to the left of Obama.

dmarks said...

Me too, Will.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Not that we'll get credit for it, obviously.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

dmarks, I highly recommend an economist from UC Davis named Giovanni Peri. The fellow has studied (and written on) immigration more than basically anybody in the country and is frequently cited by libertarian economists such as Ben Powell from Texas Tech and Bryan Caplan from George Mason. More than any other individual, he's convinced me.

dmarks said...

Thanks...went and read some of him. Fascinating... the situation is similar in regards to free/open trade.