Notes About Immigration

CAPE TOWN/SOUTH AFRICA, 10JUN2009 - Kofi Anann...

CAPE TOWN/SOUTH AFRICA, 10JUN2009 – Kofi Anann, Secretary-General, United Nations (1997 – 2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa, at the Opening Plenary on Africa and the New Global Economy held During the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 10, 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excerpt from the book: Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define Our Future     Link     Authors are Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron, and Megra Balarajan.

“If rich countries were to admit enough migrants from poor countries to expand their own labor forces by a mere 3% the world would be richer, according to one estimate , by $356 billion a year. Completely opening borders would add an astonishing $39 trillion over 25 years to the global economy. That is more that 500 times the amount the rich world spends on foreign aid each year.”

I am going to have to purchase this book and check out the statistics from the book. Any readers have any comments on this excerpt or anything on this book, I would appreciate it.


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