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Thinking the Unthinkable: The Immigration Myth Exposed
by Nigel Harris
Nigel Harris shows exactly how and why immigration is the lifeline of the developed world's economy, making both the rich and the poor richer. There have been poor countries and rich countries since countries first began, but only in the 20th century--the century of nationalisms and ethnic cleansings--have controls been implemented to stop movement between them. In this su...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 9th 2002 by I. B. Tauris
(first published November 23rd 2001)
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Very interesting, and still relevant a decade after publication. This offers a quick and informative primer on immigration: why people move, where they move to/from and who chooses to move. It explains thoroughly the benefits immigration bring countries smart enough to open their borders, and how the prohibitive laws and border controls both damage the country's economy and make possible criminal networks of traffickers. It does a great job of countering some prejudices I wouldn't have even admi...more