[Bo1] Alex Tabarrok looks at the wasted talent of underdeveloped countries. A good argument for education-and-beyond visas and high-skill immigration, perhaps.
[Bo2] Things that didn’t start with Trump: A look at our ignoble history of de-naturalization.
[Bo3] And here’s a tweet storm by Tobias Harris on how Japan is coming around on the notion of (we-dare-not-call-them) immigrants.
[Bo4] Where is the line to get in on the other side of this bet?
[Bo5] While I think some of the criticisms over here are overwrought, Americans should really tread carefully here as France tries to find its own combination of Frenchness and multiculturalism and some of us (including a tweet of my own) have been too quick to try to fit it into our own.
[Bo6] Ilya Somin compares citizenship to aristocracy, which is… fair, I guess, as far as that goes, though not especially useful in the contemporary context. Given the similarities, it’s not a surprise that citizenship can be bought though I am surprised to see Australia on the list.
[Bo7] Colonialism doesn’t necessarily hurt nation-building, though things like a lack of a common language do and it’s generally hard to build a nation from the outside (as we have learned).
[Bo8] Nationalists are advancing in Sweden.
[Bo9] Lopez Obrador wants to protect his border.