Open Borders Persuasion Bleg
Immigration restrictions probably have bigger effects on the world’s economy than all other regulations combined. As far as I can tell, virtually every moral theory – utilitarian, libertarian, egalitarian, Rawlsian, Kantian, Christian, and Marxist for starters – implies that these effects are very bad. As a blogger, I’ve tried (though perhaps not hard enough) to make open borders my pet issue – to convince as many people as possible that the cause of free immigration is of overriding value.
My question for you: How persuasive have I been? In particular, how persuasive have I been for you personally? Yes, polling your own blog readers obviously courts a strong selective bias, but I still want to hear your answers.
HT: The tireless Vipul Naik of Open Borders.