’m on my way to Chicago to debate Peter Brimelow at the Heartland Institute’s annual dinner. Heartland is one of the nation’s finest free-market think tanks that address state public-policy issues. Peter is the author of Alien Nation.
The theme of the debate is “Immigration Policy for a Free Society.” Or “Open Borders vs. Controlled Borders.”
Longtime supporters of FFF know that ever since our inception, we have called for open borders. One of our books is entitled The Case for Free Trade and Open Immigration.
Among the things I will be discussing at the debate is two new books that call for open borders, one written by a conservative and the other written by a liberal.
One book is entitled Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders by Jason Riley, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board. The other is Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them by Phillipe Legrain.
These two books are remarkable in two ways. First, they do not simply show how immigrants are a boon to society. They also make the case for a totally free market in immigration.
The two books also, chapter by chapter, demolish every single one of the many canards employed by those who favor controlled or sealed borders.
These two books are absolutely great. I can’t recommend them highly enough, along with FFF’s book