Immigrants (häftad)
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Short-listed for Finanical Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2007 (United States)
Princeton University Press
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2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
Immigrants (häftad)


Your Country Needs Them

Häftad Engelska, 2014-09-28
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Immigration divides our globalizing world like no other issue. We are swamped by illegal immigrants and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our welfare system abused, our way of life destroyed--or so we are told. At a time when National Guard units are deployed alongside vigilante Minutemen on the U.S.-Mexico border, where the death toll in the past decade now exceeds 9/11's, Philippe Legrain has written the first book about immigration that looks beyond the headlines. Why are ever-rising numbers of people from poor countries arriving in the United States, Europe, and Australia? Can we keep them out? Should we even be trying? Combining compelling firsthand reporting from around the world, incisive socioeconomic analysis, and a broad understanding of what's at stake politically and culturally, Immigrants is a passionate but lucid book. In our open world, more people will inevitably move across borders, Legrain says--and we should generally welcome them. They do the jobs we can't or won't do--and their diversity enriches us all. Left and Right, free marketeers and campaigners for global justice, enlightened patriots--all should rally behind the cause of freer migration, because They need Us and We need Them.
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"Immigrants boldly challenges the conventional thinking at every turn. [Legrain] makes a powerful case that free movement of people is just as beneficial as the free movement of goods and capital. The book is carefully written; the argumentation is never slapdash stuff of the xenophobes. [A]n extraordinary book, making the best case I have ever read for an open-border policy."--George C. Leef, Regulation Magazine "In all important respects Legrain is right on target. In the context of the fearful chatter that surrounds the subject, sense as good as this needs cherishing."--Guardian "Mr. Legrain has assembled powerful evidence to undermine the economic arguments against immigration."--Economist "Mr. Legrain performs an invaluable service; he makes a good case for the unpopular cause of free flows of people. The book is a superb combination of direct reportage with detailed analysis of the evidence."--Martin Wolf, Financial Times Shortlisted for the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

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Philippe Legrain is a British economist, journalist, and writer. Previously trade and economics correspondent for the Economist and special adviser to the director-general of the World Trade Organization, he is the author of Open World: The Truth About Globalization, and has written for the Financial Times, the New Republic, and Foreign Policy, among other publications


PREFACE ixACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xvIntroduction: MIGRATION ISN'T JUST FOR THE BIRDS 1It's time for fresh thinking about immigrationChapter 1: WAR ON OUR BORDERS 23The hidden costs of immigration controlsChapter 2: BORDER CROSSING 44How migrants got to where they are nowChapter 3: WHY WE NEED THE HUDDLED MASSES 61The case for low-skilled migrationChapter 4: THE GLOBAL TALENT CONTEST 89The pros and cons of high-skilled migrationChapter 5: COSMOPOLITAN AND RICH 117The economic benefits of diversityChapter 6: STEALING OUR JOBS? 133Do immigrants displace local workers?Chapter 7: SNOUTS IN OUR TROUGH? 144Are immigrants a burden on the welfare state?Chapter 8: OUR HEROES' 161How migration helps poor countriesChapter 9: BRAIN DRAIN OR BRAIN GAIN? 179The costs and benefits of skilled emigrationChapter 10: IT NEEDN'T BE FOREVER 198The case for temporary migrationChapter 11: ALIEN NATION? 207Does immigration threaten national identity?Chapter 12: HUNTINGTON AND HISPANICS 226Is Latino immigration splitting America in two?Chapter 13: STRANGER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? 245Does immigration threaten social solidarity?Chapter 14: LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER 258How to integrate immigrants into societyChapter 15: ILLIBERAL ISLAM? 289Do Muslim immigrants threaten our security and our way of life?Chapter 16: OPEN BORDERS 318Let them inNOTES 334INDEX 360