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Globalization without immigration

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Submitted by Peter de Carvalho (Australia), May 31, 2006 at 05:29

For the last couple of decades the west's actions have been driven by the ideological notion that globalization is either desirable or inevitable. This process of integration of the regional economies into a single one requires freedom of moviment of capitals, know-how , tradable goods and labor and will only terminate when factor price equalization is achived.

Hoping to stem the immigration tide at its source or destination without changing the ideology that underpins it seems to me to be a contradition in terms. In other words, one cannot have globalization without immigration.

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