Debating Brain Drain: May Governments Restrict Emigration?

2015.05.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gillian Brock and Michael Blake, Debating Brain Drain: May Governments Restrict Emigration?, Oxford University Press, 2015,
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2015.05.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gillian Brock and Michael Blake, Debating Brain Drain: May Governments Restrict Emigration?, Oxford University Press, 2015, 304pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780199315628. Reviewed by Avery Kolers, University of Louisville Supposedly, transnational migration benefits all sides. The migrant exercises her freedom to move and pursues her conception of the good. The receiving country gets the human-capital boost. The global economy benefits from the more efficient deployment of resources. The source country reduces unemployment by one, while typically benefiting from remissions sent 'home' by the migrant. There is plenty of empirical research that bears all this out, and academic philosophers have principally addressed transnational migration under the assumption that this picture is more or less accurate. At its extreme this orientation leads to a moral ultimatum facing wealthy countries: they may either open their. . .

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