Apr 30, 2010

What He Said

Matthew Yglesias steps outside the moment's immigration politics and, as usual, makes a heap of sense:
Relative[ly] little of the most intense suffering in the world takes place in the United States or other developed countries. And one of the very most useful things developed countries can do to alleviate intense suffering is to allow people to come live in our countries and do work in exchange for money. Developed countries are nice places with democratic politics and liberal rights and economic opportunity. It’s good for people to experience these things and it’s good to expand the number of people who have the opportunity to experience them. The right to move where you want is one of the most important rights a person can be granted, and it’s a shame that so few people have that right.

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