Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Philippe Legrain

From Bryce Bauer's interview with Philippe Legrain in Roll Call:

"I think the only way to square the circle is that people who believe in a free market also tend to be nationalistic," he said, while "it is a paradox [that] at the same time you see people who are generally suspicious of globalization" support immigration.

Legrain supports both.

"I used to be called a right-wing bastard," he said, referring to the time after he released his pro-globalization book "Open World: The Truth About Globalization" in 2004. "Now I get e-mails calling me a commie."
Read the entire interview.

Learn more about Legrain's new book, Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them.

--Marshal Zeringue