Analysing the benefits of migration

I am the child of refugees. My parents came to the United Kingdom to escape Hitler. Their arrival saved their lives. More passionate patriots cannot be imagined. It is not surprising that I believe Europe has a moral obligation to protect refugees. But what should one think about immigration more broadly?

Globalisation is not just for goods, services and capital. It is also for people. High-income countries are not only richer, but also less corrupt and more stable than others. Nothing is less surprising than the desire to emigrate to the West.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2015, with the headline 'Analysing the benefits of migration'. Print Edition | Subscribe