Open Borders

Title: Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration

Author: Bryan Caplan & Zach Weinersmith

Completed: Sept 2022 (Full list of books)

Overview: Borders and immigration are topics that get a lot of attention within political discussions but most of the attention is based on reactions and feelings. This book looked at the impacts immigration has on a country; what happens when you let in anyone who wants to live and work in your country. There is clearly plenty of fear about this in the US (and many countries around the world) currently. This book shows the benefits of free immigration and open borders. They look into many of the arguments against letting people into the country and provide data to show that from an economic perspective, more immigrants benefit the receiving country.

This was a very quick read and if you’re interested in getting beyond the political talking points, this book is a good start.

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