Re: ExI: Announcing Extropy Institute's Transhumanist FAQ version0.7

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sun Dec 30 2001 - 08:53:49 MST

Regarding libertarianism and immigration, sadly, I'm unable to
participate fully in this thread, BUT there is a healthy variety of
viewpoints on immigration in the libertarian movements. The following
pieces are from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a libertarian think tank
noted for its constroversial views.

E.g., David Gordon reviews a recent symposium on the issue that appeared
in _Journal of Libertarian Studies_ 13, no. 2 (Summer 1998), "Only If
It's Peaceful" at

The articles in that issue of _Journal of Libertarian Studies_ are:

"Are There Grounds for Limiting Immigration?" by Julian Simon
"A Libertarian Argument Against Open Borders" by John Hospers
"A Libertarian Case for Free Immigration" by Walter Block
"A Libertarian Theory of Free Immigration" by Jesús Huerta de Soto
"Immigration Into a Free Society" By Tibor R. Machan
"The Sanctuary Society and It's Enemies" by Gary North
"The Case For Free Trade and Restricted Immigration" By Hans-Hermann

These are available online in PDF format from

See also his "The Invisible Hoppe" at

See also "Immigration Quandary" by William L. Anderson at

Hope these prove helpful to furthering the discussion of immigration.

Happy New Year!

Daniel Ust

"The relative price effects associated with inflation affect monetary
calculation in a number of related ways. All of these problems involve
increased epistemological burdens on market actors. Because changes in
the structure of of relative prices now arise from both 'real' side
changes in preferences [i.e., what consumers want and can demand on the
market] and opportunity costs and 'money' side changes related to the
inflation process, entrepreneurs who wish to form expectations about
future prices must account for not only the market behavior they have
always had to, but also for the effects of inflation." -- Stephen
Horwitz, _Microfoundations and Macroeconomics_, p 118

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