Jörg Guido Hülsmann joins Jeff Deist in studio this weekend to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe. They consider what Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe have to say about borders, migration controls, organic nations, and culture. Dr. Hülsmann also explains the critical difference between nation and state, and why so-called "public property" should be controlled for the benefit of taxpayers.
Are the arguments for the free movement of goods necessarily applicable to immigrants? Are libertarians overly dismissive of culture arguments, narrow-mindedly seeing individuals as bound to each other only by market exchange? And is the modern version of open borders just a big-government construct?
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Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. Jeff was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Contact: email; Twitter.