Join Atlas Society Senior Scholar Richard Salsman, Ph.D., Wednesday, November 29 @ 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET for our quarterly Morals & Markets webinar. This time Dr. Salsman will discuss the current failures with U.S. immigration policy, the crisis at the border, and what a capitalist approach can offer to correct things.
"A free society welcomes manageable flows of goods, capital, and people over its borders, whether incoming or outgoing. A state is defined as the institution with a monopoly on the legitimate use of retaliatory force within a specific territory – and the last feature requires fixed and protected borders. An indispensable job of a legitimate government includes managing the borders, setting liberal terms, processing the flows, and interdicting dangers (hostile actors, transmissible diseases). America’s most capitalist era (1865-1915) coincided with the “Ellis Island model” and we need that again, instead of the false choice of “open borders” (with no processing) or “closed borders” (with despotic-type walls)." - Dr. Richard Salsman