Immigration

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(Especially immigration restriction.) Libertarians have many stands on immigration. Some take the position that the state has no right to restrict freedom of movement. At the other extreme, some (including Milton Friedman) say that the welfare state should be able to restrict entry to save on welfare costs.

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Ayn Rand Was an Illegal Immigrant [More...]
Rand lied and bent every rule to gain entry into the United States.
Here’s Where Libertarians Stand on Immigration [More...]
Libertarians have many stands on immigration. Some take the position that the state has no right to restrict freedom of movement. At the other extreme, some (including Milton Friedman) say that the welfare state should be able to restrict entry to save on welfare costs.
Hoppe on Mass Immigration [More...]
Hoppe correctly points out that an open border policy would collapse welfare states and result in massive cultural changes. But he is wrong, in that such a policy is entirely consistent with the laissez faire property-rights libertarianism of Austrian libertarianism.
Inconvenient Truths About Migration [More...]
"Standard economic theory says that net inward migration, like free trade, benefits the native population after a lag. But recent research has poked large holes in that argument, while the social and political consequences of open national borders similarly suggest the appropriateness of immigration limits."
Mass Immigration is the Last Fraud of Neoliberalism [More...]
Quotes Dean Baker's "The Conservative Nanny State" to point out that mass immigration has also been an important Neoliberal tool to depress the wages of a substantial segment of the workforce.
Milton Friedman on Illegal Immigration [More...]
Milton Friedman makes a number of erroneous claims about immigration.
The Long-Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of Mass Migration [More...]
"We find that locations with more historical immigration today have higher incomes, less poverty, less unemployment, higher rates of urbanization, and greater educational attainment. The long-run effects appear to arise from the persistence of sizeable short-run benefits, including greater industrialization, increased agricultural productivity, and more innovation."

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