A failure of nerve on immigration from accession states

Britain deserves better than a knee-jerk ban on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants Closing the door to Romanians and Bulgarians is not irrational. No nation should be obliged to provide unlimited access to its labour market. Only free-market ultras believe that a territory can arrive, without help, at a kind of benign population homeostasis. Labour markets… Continue reading A failure of nerve on immigration from accession states

Morality and Labour Mobility

Labour mobility is a good thing. That much is economic orthodoxy. It spreads wealth and makes economies more efficient. In Britain, over the last two years, we’ve been experimenting with the limits of labour mobility. As a result, we now know that if you open your borders to poorer states their more enterprising young citizens… Continue reading Morality and Labour Mobility