Liberty Face-Off: Do we need open borders?

In this Liberty Face Off, Yaël Ossowski and Lars Benthin discuss open borders: Do we need open borders? And do open borders enhance our freedom? We Need Open Borders By Yaël Ossowski A free society is one in which people are free to come and go as they please and are treated as individuals rather than members of a group or tribe. It’s an ideal we uphold in much of the western world, and we generally practice it at our nations’ peripheries, albeit with certain caveats. It’s no mistake that the most totalitarian states in the world have the strictest […]

The Difference between Expats and Immigrants? It’s Passports, Not Race

Immigration Restrictions Create Distinctions, Not Skin Color Yaël Ossowski | March 26, 2015 | PanAm Post Is classifying white westerners as “expats” and others as “immigrants” when they live outside their home countries racist? That’s the question put forward by Mawuna Remarque Koutonin on the Guardian website last week: “Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?” As both an immigrant and expatriate, the former as a Canadian immigrant in the United States and the latter as a Canadian expat in Austria, there is a stark difference, but it’s not, as he claims, about race. Koutonin […]

Why Open Borders?

This generation of young people in Europe can be counted amongst one of the freest generations in the history of the world. Not only are young people now free from outright domination by totalitarian regimes like fascism, nazism, and socialism which dominated just decades ago, but they are able to freely cross the borders of neighboring states without the threat of violence or coercion. No longer are young people forced to submit themselves to rigorous checks by border guards whenever they visit Italy from France, or Germany from the Czech Republic. They can study, live, and work in another European […]