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Migration: a personal problem or a universal good?

People should be aware that there are two ways of looking at issues like migration

By Tom Donaldson  

In January last year, the coalition government’s Migration Advisory Committee published a report titled “Analysis of the Impacts of Migration.” The authors of the report were explicit that their only concern was the effects of immigration on the current UK population; the interests of the migrants themselves were barely considered. When legislating about migration, it is assumed, the government doesn’t need to think about the effects of such legislation on foreigners.

This way of thinking about migration is very common, though not…

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