Millions of people risk their lives trying to cross borders into other countries. Some are fleeing violence and persecution, others are looking for better economical opportunities or to be reunited with family members. What are the pros and cons of a world without borders?
Yes, we should abolish all borders
There should be freedom of movement for everyone
Opening borders would help the world's economy
According to some economists, opening the borders could increase the world's GDP.
Open borders would reduce deaths and suffering
Millions of people die every year as a result of trying to cross borders illegally
Borders are a form of global apartheid
Borders preserve the priveledges of the wealthy at the expense of the poor.
No, we should keep our borders
Getting rid of borders would be a bad idea
Opening the borders would endanger the people living in richer countries
There are many criminals and terrorists in other countries who would move to richer countries if they could.
Getting rid of borders would destroy culture
Losing borders would mean losing your cultural identity
Opening the borders would cause chaos
Opening all the borders would result in everyone migrating to the richest countries, these countries would collapse under the pressure
Open borders would be like removing the doors from your home
When we put locks on our doors and fences around our home, we do so with the intention of protecting what we have created. A country has a culture that supports what it created, and borders help to protect that.
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