[ExI] beheadings etc.

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Sun Mar 1 14:25:37 UTC 2015

Tomaz Kristan <protokol2020 at gmail.com> , 1/3/2015 3:20 PM:

I used to be very liberal on this question of "oppressed people, who just want freedom".

Now, I am more of a realist. Too many of those, welcomed in EU or US are now fighting for ISIS. Or at least sympathetic. 

"Three school girls" flew to Turkey is on the BBC right now.

You know, Americans have committed crimes in the UK. Maybe we ought to send them all home, or at least prevent them from coming over.

"Realism" is usually not based on looking up actual criminology data or doing cost-benefit analysis. It is far too often just a reaction to salient-sounding news. 

Looking at migration patterns and remittances suggests that it is a good idea to let people migrate for jobs, and that the remittances are a rather effective form of aid to build up their home regions. In fact, the post 9-11 cutting of remittance systems to Somalia seems to have promoted the piracy in the region since people needed an alternative income. 

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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