CHINESE IMMIGRATION (Illustrated) Henry George Author
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The book has an active table of contents for readers to easy access to each chapter.Henry George’s analysis and remedy are directly from classical economic theory seeded by Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill. The giants had already decried the evils of concentrated land ownership, which they called “land monopoly†. George carried classical economics to its logical conclusion, and popularized that conclusion with stunning effect.Henry George is best known for his Progress and Poverty that Albert Einstein designated George a beautiful combination of intellectual keenness, artistic forum, and fervent love of justice. However, Protection or Free Trade by Henry George is a more significant work on the nature of free trade.Henry George’s Chinese immigration won the praise in California and launched his career as reformer and railroad critic.Although Henry George admitted his first analysis of the issue of Chinese immigration was “crude†, he defended many of these statements for the rest of his life. In particular he argued that immigrants accepting lower wages had the undesirable effect of forcing down wages generally. Is this familiar argument today? Therefore, Henry Gorge was talking a general immigration issue under the name of Chinese Immigration that Chinese immigration was the scapegoat of the tough competition.On the other hand, this book is a good mirror for Chinese people and their government to have a second thought on the critics from Henry George about the physical and moral bottom line of cost cutting by a regional economic system on a global economic platform. Today, immigration is normal part of Globalization to effectively add comparative advantages of a local economic entity. Re-visiting Henry George’s view of Chinese Immigrating can be a mirror for policy makers across countries to avoid blind points of globalization. The bottom line of immigration trend is driven by economic profits. It is an effective and efficient way to allocate global resources. Therefore, the global leaders across the countries need to take the responsibilities of setting up a new global framework of moving forward the global immigration policies to better serve globalize workforces with different skill sets on a fair economic landscape.The systematic dissertation of Chinese Immigration is still relevant to us today. The book is a must read book for the people, especially for Chinese people, who need to learn the deepest thoughts about Chinese Immigration in 19th century by Henry George, one of the finest American economists.


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