Intelligence Squared US: Should Anyone be Allowed to Take a Job Anywhere?

(Rochester, NY) - If we value a free market in goods and free movement of capital, should we embrace the free movement of labor? Reciprocal treaties would allow citizens of the U.S. and other countries to work legally across borders. Would the elimination of barriers in the labor market depress wages and flood the marketplace with workers? Or would the benefits of a flexible labor supply be a boon to our economy, all while raising the standard of living for anyone willing to work? Intelligence Squared US: Let Anyone Take a Job Anywhere, airing on Sunday, November 24 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, debates this issue.

For the motion is Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University and Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Against the motion is Ron Unz, Former Publisher, The American Conservative and Kathleen Newland, Co-Founder, Migration Policy Institute.  John Donvan, Author & Correspondent for ABC News, moderates.

Founded in 2006 and taped in front of a live audience in New York City, Intelligence Squared U.S. has grown into a unique multi-platform experience that spans live events, radio, television, podcasts, digital and social media that is heard and watched by millions internationally.

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