Immigration (restrictive/permissive)  - Australian podcast

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Joined  31-12-2017
24 April 2018 08:35

One of the topics that often flows through Sam’s podcast is immigration from non-Western to Western Countries.  This is sometimes framed by guests (Sam himself has a more nuanced view) as a threat to Western values (via dilution and other mechanisms) or economies (e.g. by disproportionate use of services or theft of jobs by new arrivals).

A friend of mine once asked me if I would let random homeless people into my house, and if I were to do so, what types of restrictions would I set.  I had to think about that (still am)...

This issue in a wider context is quite complex.  An Australian podcast (“Late Night Live, ABC Radio National) sometimes tackles these questions in ways that are a bit more subtle than we are typically used to here.  In this episode (audiofile:, I found the discussion on Sudan (around min 8) interesting and wondered about net effects of restrictive vs. permissive policies (and all their social, economic, political, cultural causes/effects) on various countries, and on how the world of the 21st century will compare to the world of the 20th century.

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