Our global system promotes the free movement of capital, yet it prevents the free movement of people to follow that capital, which concentrates itself behind tightly controlled borders while the hungry look in, their appetites whetted by satellite TV images of the consumer wealth they are denied. Wouldn’t you jump a train or hide in a lorry for a chance to live on the other side of that border? I know I would.
Every time you go to a restaurant, or stay in a hotel, or walk over a clean floor in a public building, you may be feeling the benefits of “economic migration”. If you don’t like Them coming Here, the solution isn’t to chuck them in prison, but to redistribute global wealth so they don’t have to. Only desperate people travel thousands of miles from home to clean toilets.
AboutThis is an unfocused catch-all personal blog written by a South African environmental journalist living in Cape Town. My professional blog is Leaves of language.
Random and best posts
- How to use as little cellular data as possible when tethering to your cellphone
- Misleading claims from 1 Life
- Being cheated by Afrihost ISP
- Resolving problems with Airport Express (first generation)
- WD passport drive not visible or mounting
- Airport Express not connecting to wifi network
- Buddhism and economics
- How to fight South African spam (uninvited bulk email)
- A care plan for living with bipolar depression – how you can help
- Notes on bipolar depression
- Bipolar disorder and why we hate taking the pills
- @Dropbox WTF? My Paper docs just not loading, whether in browser or iOS. 20 hours ago
- Sweden’s biggest pension fund #divests cleantechnica.com/2017/06/18/swe… #climatechange 1 week ago
- @CapeTownTrains Violence wrong, but this what happens when you treat customers with contempt as you do. news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne… 2 weeks ago
Everything that’s here