Borders Are Open for Profit, but Not for People
In a Q&A, prolific author and professor Justin Akers Chacón discusses his new book where he breaks down free trade agreements and argues why the U.S.-Mexico border should be opened for people.
People who cross the border are always intensely scrutinized. But money, capital, and commodities seem to flow seamlessly across the dividing line. Indeed, we don’t hear much about the long-term dynamics of opening borders to corporate power and capital investment, and very little about the “repatriation of profit,” as the San Diego–based author, profes…
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