Students For Liberty open borders debate: My opening statement

Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“1. Under open borders, all human beings, regardless of citizenship, are free to work for willing employers, rent from willing landlords, and buy from willing vendors. It’s a simple deduction from the basic libertarian principle that government should not interfere with capitalist acts between consenting adults. 2. The only principled libertarian objection to this is that the citizens of each country are its rightful owners, so they’re entitled to regulate migration as they see fit. 3. But if you believe this, there is no principled libertarian objection to any act of government …” (10/23/17)