I’ve been wondering lately, in a sort of idle way, what effect basically ending all border restrictions would have. Not end nation-states necessarily, but just let people go where they want, when they want. Would this give us a lopsided world, out of the gate, if you end all border restrictions? Probably. people are going to want to go where they have the best quality of life. But would we maybe get the effect of having states need to compete for citizens? Is this a more humane way to run the world, maybe? Instead of countries competing to bring corporations around for job creation, maybe you have to corporations needing to go where the people are? Does that change the power dynamic dramatically to a more humanist one? Because I think, right now, corporations hold too much of the political power, because many workers (not all) are limited in where they can go, which spirals downward along the economic ladder. [ETA] But even here, you get the “developed” countries with an edge over the developing and non-developed world.
Should these questions be in the questions thread?