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Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration

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On the same day that reporter Jeffrey Kaye visited the Tondo hospital in northwest Manila, members of an employees association wearing hospital uniforms rallied in the outside courtyard demanding pay raises. The nurses at the hospital took home about $261 a month, while in the United States, nurses earn, on average, more than fifteen times that rate of pay. No wonder so ma ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Wiley (first published 2010)
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Zyanya
Mar 04, 2016 Zyanya rated it really liked it
Immigration has always been a topic of controversy, but specially during these times of presidential election it seems as if it suddenly became popular again. The book Moving Millions by Jeffrey Kaye -(and immigrant himself), provides the reader an informative guide about how immigration really works. Kaye focuses on the impact that this movement has on the world and its economy. He uses the term "coyote" as the type of capitalism that allows businesses and governments "to pass workers around an ...more
Desiree
Sep 15, 2010 Desiree rated it liked it
Somewhat interesting book about immigration. Includes stories from around the world, definitely not US only! Even though the US is home to more migrants than any other country, more than 60 others have higher percentages of foreigners.

The law of supply and demand dictates that labor will always be mobile. Businesses can pay migrant laborers less money, but the laborers earn more than they would back home. Their demand rises and falls with the economy but the overall appetite in the developed wor
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Cara
Jun 09, 2015 Cara rated it liked it
Definitely a topic worth addressing over and over again with our globally interconnected society. There are some sharp insights in this book, but on the whole I found it skewed more US/Mexico-centric than I would have liked. Also fell short on the proposal of alternatives to the status quo. On the whole, a decent overview of the topic of migration and business, but lacking nuance in key aspects that factor into the movement of people and money across borders.
Larry
Sep 18, 2013 Larry rated it really liked it
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Powerful investigation of a complex and polarizing subject. Well worth a read for anyone interested in a rational discussion on immigration and the forces behind why people risk their lives to move where the work is.
Craig
Sep 08, 2010 Craig rated it really liked it
The author posits that global capitalism causes governments and businesses to move laborers around like commodities. It's fascinating to see how organized Labor and Big Business are actually uniting in defense of migrants in the United States.
Pamela
Jun 03, 2010 Pamela rated it really liked it
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Given the focus on immigration in Arizona and the US at this time, some valuable insights to the role of migrant workers globally. Well written. Worth the read.
Martha
Nov 05, 2016 Martha rated it liked it
Very good discussion of the immigration issue. Learning that border security and migrant detention was an international for profit business was dismaying.
joshua
Sep 17, 2010 joshua rated it really liked it
great up-do-date account of migration issues and Kaye takes them to more of the root causes. Capitalists beware.
Chris Pederson
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Unfortunately profits are more important for people.
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Veteran journalist Jeffrey Kaye is a longtime contributor to the PBS NewsHour, public television's week nightly news program, and to World Report, the public affairs program of HDNet television. Between 1980 and 1984, Kaye was a reporter and senior producer at KCET-TV (PBS) in Los Angeles. Previously, he worked as a magazine writer, a freelance reporter for National Public Radio, a TV producer, an ...more
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