If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated?

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    Apr 29, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    Interesting question

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/04/if-people-could-immigrate-anywhere-would-poverty-be-eliminated/275332/
  • conservativej...

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    Apr 30, 2013 7:19 AM GMT
    Isn't America a shining example of the elimination of poverty for those who immigrate illegally? Why not just allow immigration at will?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 30, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    conservativejock saidIsn't America a shining example of the elimination of poverty for those who immigrate illegally? Why not just allow immigration at will?
    Because the entire world cannot be in the US. It is time for these poor, third world countries to start taking better, more proper care of their people.
  • Timbales

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    May 01, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    No
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    May 01, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Because the entire world cannot be in the US.

    For many conservatives (e.g. see above), the world is the US. It is no coincidence that the red states tend to have the lowest number of passport holders. It is also tends to be the conservatives who have the hardest time understanding why anyone outside the US would take an interest in what's going on in their country. Unimaginativeness and parochialism often go hand in hand.