segunda-feira, setembro 29, 2003
Johan Norberg: Open borders for immigrants as well pt 1/8
Este é um resumo de uma comunicação apresentada por Johan Norberg na Teldersstichting, Leiden, Holanda sobre a imigração.
O seu conteúdo pode ser directamente aplicado à recente polémica sobre a imigração.
Benefícios da imigração
The two benefits of globalisation, specialisation, and transmission of new ideas and solutions, are also the two biggest benefits of immigration. Just think of it, free trade means that foreigners produce goods and services that we want, and therefore increase competition, production and specialisation. Immigration on the other hand means that foreigners come to our countries and produce goods and services that we want, and therefore increase competition, production and specialisation.
The transmission of ideas is one of the most important benefits of immigration. Openness to immigration means that people with different starting points and world views can address our longstanding problems and come up with creative solutions to them. Immigrants can utilise what is viable in our culture and combine it with traditions of their own, and we natives can do likewise. It is no coincidence that the US, the most dynamic society in history, was built by immigrants. I come to think of the story about the American historian who wanted to write the history of immigration to the US, but understood that it was impossible to demarcate the subject, and had to change the it to the history of the whole US.
We know from our economics lessons that the free movement of factors of production is necessary if capital and production are going to be at the place and in the particular production where they can benefit the economy most. This is important within a country, but it is even better between countries. And free movement for people means that the most important factor of production, human capital, labour, also experience this flexibility. Attempts to measure the extra wealth that immigrants give the American economy ranges from about $8 billion, to several $100 billion
posted by Miguel Noronha 11:36 da manhã
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