Daily Archives: October 29, 2012

** Exceptional People by Goldin, Cameron, & Balarajan

Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future┬ásets out to show the benefits of migration, both for the receiving country (where the locals often feel that the newcomers are a burden to society) and the country of origin for the migrants (which ┬ámay suffer from “brain drain”). The research is impressive, the numbers add up, but I would have liked more consideration of the personal and societal costs of migration, along with a more practical approach than opening all borders widely, which seems highly unpalatable to the citizens of developed countries.

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