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Immigrants By Philippe Legrain

Immigrants
by Philippe Legrain

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Philippe Legrain makes a compelling case for global immigration with a book that is guaranteed to spark debate
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Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them by Philippe Legrain

Immigration divides our globalising world like no other issue. We are swamped by bogus asylum-seekers and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our benefit system abused, our way of life destroyed - or so we are told. Philippe Legrain, author of the critically acclaimed OPEN WORLD, has written the first book that looks beyond the headlines. Why are ever-rising numbers of people from poor countries arriving in Europe, North America and Australasia? Can we keep them out? Should we even be trying? Combining compelling first-hand reporting from around the world, incisive socio-economic analysis and a broad understanding of what is at stake politically and culturally, IMMIGRANTS is a passionate, but lucid book. In our open world, more people will inevitably move across borders, Legrain says - and we should generally welcome them. They do the jobs we can't or won't do - and their diversity enriches us all. Left and right; free-marketeers and campaigners for global justice; enlightened patriots - all should rally behind the cause of freer migration, because They need Us and We need Them.

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The case for immigration ... is grounded in hard economic fact, as Philippe Legrain shows in IMMIGRANTS - a passionate and cogent plea for liberalising migration * FINANCIAL TIMES *
Energetic and right-minded ... In all important respects Legrain is right on target; one turns his pages to the almost audible sound of nails being smacked on the head. In the context of the fearful chatter that surrounds the subject, sense as good as thi * GUARDIAN *
A passionate, enormously detailed plea . . . He provides plenty of material to dispose of ill-informed predjudice * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
Full of striking information and thought-provoking statistics . . . A vigorous and stimulating contribution to one of the most important debates of our time * SUNDAY BUSINESS POST *

About Philippe Legrain


Philippe Legrain studied econonmics and international politics at LSE. Until recently he was special adviser to the DG of the WTO. He was trade and economics correspondent for THE ECONOMIST and has written for a large number of the respected newspapers and periodicals.

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GOR002832470
Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them by Philippe Legrain
Philippe Legrain
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2009-02-05
384
0349119740
9780349119748
Short-listed for FT and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2007 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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