Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, states that “free migration throughout the world could potentially double world gross domestic product.”
Relying on the GDP measure to motivate for open borders is typical of the arguments made by lite libertarians.
The GDP measure is itself a state-driven metric. Official GDP numbers are deceptive because they chart—and include—the growth of government debt. In order to come to grips with America’s real economic prognosis, you must tease apart modest economic growth from the monstrous accretion of public debt.
In a word, the good and surely sincere professor is relying on one statist scam, GDP, to promote another, centrally planned mass immigration.
Besides, a country is more than an economy.
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