How Migration Is Changing Our World. Immigration is one of the most pressing and controversial questions of our time. Who should be allowed to immigrate? What are the arguments for and against limiting the numbers? We are supposedly a nation of immigrants, and yet our policies reflect deep anxieties regarding the place of immigrants in our society.
In Exodus, Paul Collier, the world-renowned economist and bestselling author of "The Bottom Billion," clearly and concisely lays out the effects of encouraging or restricting migration. Drawing on original research and case studies, he explores this volatile issue from three perspectives: that of the migrants themselves, that of the people they leave behind, and that of the host societies where they relocate.
As Collier shows, emigrants from the poorest countries of the world tend to be the best educated and most ambitious. And while these people often benefit economically by migrating, they also drain their home countries of the skills they so desperately need. He argues migration must be restricted to ensure that it benefits both those countries left behind and those opening their doors. Sharply written and clarifying, Exodus offers a provocative analysis of an issue that affects us all.
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