Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges, and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Noon (Luncheon to Follow)

Featuring the author Robert Guest, Business Editor, The Economist; with comments by Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by Dan Griswold, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies Cato Institute.

Mount Vernon Place, Undercroft Auditorium
900 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

Affordable travel and easy communication have allowed immigrants around the world to create powerful new cross-border networks. In this new book, Robert Guest of The Economist travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas, and foster innovation. The book argues that America's unique ability to attract and absorb migrants lets it tap into the energy of all the world's diaspora networks. So despite its current woes, if the United States keeps its borders open, it will remain the world's most powerful nation indefinitely. In the words of P. J. O'Rourke, "Robert Guest has discovered the quantum mechanics of economic growth and political liberty." Comments will be provided by one of the nation's leading experts on immigration and border security.

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