"What we need is a world without national borders! ...In the future people will look back at the way we currently place and police borders around nations the same way that we now look back and reflect on who ridiculous placing and policing boarders around villages was in the Middle Ages.I look forward reading his missives in the future |
But won’t removing borders make everyone from poor counties move to rich ones? Won’t people in Somalia who have no food will start trekking to Europe where there is so much food that it is used as fertilizer? Won’t people in Indonesia being paid pennies an hour in Nike factories move to North America where they can earn enough in an hour feed their family at home for a month? Won’t the entire world order break down if we do away with borders?
Well yes – and that is exactly why we should do it!If people being paid pennies in Indonesia start making their way to the USA, Nike may have to increase wages in Indonesia so there is an incentive to stay.If people from Somalia start trekking to Paris and London, Europe might not only see the importance of doing more about getting food to Somalia, but also might start doing a lot more to help that nation develop a viable economy and infrastructure. Of course this will cost the developed nations – but why not – remember the underdeveloped world is poor because we are rich."