In today’s world, while the western economies pay awesome lip service to the grandeurs of globalization, they keep on imposing ever stringent restrictions on movement of people. Foreigners, particularly if they belong to certain races, are assumed to be suicide bombers by default, unless they can prove otherwise. As such, local sentiments are stoked up to gain support for political parties supporting such causes in democratic societies that institutionalize suppression of minority opinion in any case. The local sentiments in these countries are also well adapted to the idea that immigration, particularly from certain races, are bad for the economy, bad for local culture, and bad for roaming around in the streets. Even when migrants are allowed into these rich countries, they are often fleeced and humiliated in various forms. They have to fill up tedious forms on every occasion, are often denied social security despite paying taxes, are forced to take HIV tests, and are denied the right to vote despite being forced to obey local laws. Foreign students are often fleeced to subsidize education of the locals.
One of the most obvious ways to reduce global poverty would be to allow free movement of labor. A typical barber in
So what’s the solution for citizens from the Third world countries? As Asian Dub Foundation says, “Keep banging on the walls of fortress