Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration” as Want to Read:
Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Moving Millions, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Moving Millions

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
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
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
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.
Sep 18, 2013 Larry rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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.
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.
Jun 03, 2010 Pamela rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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.
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.
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
Mar 31, 2013 Chris Pederson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Unfortunately profits are more important for people.
Naum rated it really liked it
Apr 11, 2011
Evie rated it did not like it
Oct 03, 2010
Katherine Miner
Katherine Miner rated it liked it
Jun 03, 2015
victor harris
victor harris rated it it was amazing
Feb 20, 2011
Jeff J.
Jeff J. rated it liked it
May 11, 2010
Bonnie rated it really liked it
Jan 23, 2013
Garrett rated it it was amazing
Dec 25, 2013
Susan Crowe
Susan Crowe rated it really liked it
Aug 06, 2015
Victor rated it did not like it
Sep 02, 2014
Harriet H. Carter, Esq.
Harriet H. Carter, Esq. rated it it was amazing
Mar 13, 2015
Alex Mandes
Alex Mandes rated it really liked it
Feb 01, 2015
Mark Friesen
Mark Friesen rated it liked it
Sep 09, 2012
Serena rated it liked it
Dec 20, 2014
Amanda rated it liked it
Jan 18, 2012
Kathy rated it it was ok
Nov 07, 2010
Andrea Herrera
Andrea Herrera rated it it was amazing
May 19, 2013
Alex Mandes
Alex Mandes rated it it was amazing
Feb 01, 2015
Kathy rated it really liked it
Jan 04, 2016
Hill Krishnan
Hill Krishnan rated it really liked it
Feb 10, 2014
Linda rated it it was amazing
Jun 20, 2010
Colin Burke
Colin Burke rated it it was ok
Jun 11, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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
More about Jeffrey Kaye...

Share This Book