I’m posting this because I’ve had this conversation three times this week with three different people, and the subject of borders and immigration (and trade wars, oh my!) seems to be in the milieu at the moment.
The notion of drawing imaginary lines on an insignificant speck of dust hurtling through infinite space always seemed ridiculous to me, but I realize that mine is the minority view. While I wouldn’t call myself a fan of our species per se, I’m still largely in favor of reducing the aggregate level of suffering worldwide. Free movement goes a long way toward achieving that end. $78 trillion (by this estimate) ain’t nothing.