@david Does it also go into detail on the legitimate criticism of it or was it mostly one-sided?
My problem is I love the idea of a country with strong welfare to help and ensure the poor get the help they need to get out of poverty.
I also love the idea of open borders as I feel its the best way for people to find a life they enjoy in a country they love.
But I also recognize you cant have both open borders and strong welfare. So I usually lean more towards strong welfare and accept the need of closed borders.
I'd be curious to hear if the book has any new insights on this aspect.
@freemo Well now I wish that I'd not returned it today.
Because he uses the quote from Milton Friedman in the book twice: "It's just obvious you can't have free immigration and a welfare state".
And straight up says that it is wrong, with lots of reasons on why from an economic perspective.
Understandable, as a economy professor, to focus on it so much. But thankfully he provides other arguments for the concept as well
@david Nice, I would have loved to hear his take on it. Maybe ill keep an eye out for the book and give it a quick glance if I ever see it, maybe get a copy even.
Either way, thanks for the share.
@freemo picked it up from my library, maybe you can do the same?
@david I live in the Netherlands so chance of me finding english books in a library is much lower than you might thing. They have them, but the selection is small.
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