• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Luis Figueroa
  • 00:12    |    
    ¿What is the future of open borders in a growing era of state control?
    • Government apparatus control against freedom of movement
    • Cost of unnecessary bureaucracy
  • 03:13    |    
    ¿Is it possible to be optimistic despite these conditions?
  • Political biases over immigration
  • 04:59    |    
    Citizenship as a form of discrimination
  • 06:48    |    
    Importance of disclosing information
  • 07:47    |    
    Final words
  • 07:51    |    
    Final credits

Open Borders and State Control

New Media  | 02 de agosto de 2013  | Vistas: 29

Luis Figueroa and researcher Fergus Hodgson discuss the future of open borders, free trade and immigration in a growing era of central planning and the raising of enormous and sophisticated government apparatus. This topic refers to the idea of allowing people to freely migrate, which is the opposite of every country's current situation. Hodgson analyzes the cost of the existing massive bureaucracy and elaborates on how harmful it has become to the free flow of people. Finally, he comments on how government control and arbitrary immigration laws represent an obstacle to the natural right of freedom of movement, which in his opinion, should be celebrated rather than mitigated.


Fergus Hodgson is researcher and policy advisor. He is host of…


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