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Feb 6Liked by John Washington

Congratulations!! Can't WAIT to read!

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Just bought it on amazon. Reading it now.

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Just read some parts. Some parts are excellent! I also support open borders based on utilitarisnism (ethical theory that I believe to be true) and libertarian capitalism (political theory that I believe maximizes happiness or wellbeing). I would, considering my political libertarian capitalist views, obviously disagree with the leftist parts in your book that say stuff like - "The Rich, Not Immigrants, Are The Problem [...]" - precisely because I believe that neither the rich nor the immigrants are the problem. But the nationalist and xenophobic status quo and/or status quo bias is the problem. Alex Sager talks about nationalism in his wonderful 2020 book - "Against Borders". Ilya Somin and Alex Nowrasteh also persuasively criticized nationalism in this article - https://nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-case-against-nationalism

Still, well done for your careful work. Thank you! Greetings from India (the South Asian country, not the native or indigenous American nations)!

Best Wishes,

Rajat Sirkanungo

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congratulations, John! I have really enjoyed your writing and thinking on this topic over the last few years: I find it clarifying and inspiring. Sharing some of my own thoughts here building on your arguments: https://citizenstout.substack.com/p/belonging-beyond-borders

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Thanks Brian. Looking forward to reading this!

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Feb 20Liked by John Washington

Amazing reviews, John! I can’t wait to read— ordering it now. And I hope to see you at Bluestockings soon! Mabrouk!

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Mar 5Liked by John Washington

Amazing book. Just got done reading it while attending a Global Mobility conference focused on corporate migration, something I don't do...it was in Amsterdam and I wanted to go to Amsterdam. It got me thinking about the economics of closed borders and how much money has to be invested to open them for even the wealthy and "higher skilled" workers. Open borders seem to make perfect economic sense. Just gave it to my son to read. Hopefully will see you in NYC.

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Thank you! I'm honored, truly, and yes, hope to see you in NYC

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