An anthropologist explains how immigration serves the needs of capitalism

From the excellent Max Forte.

Fabius Maximus website

Summary: The frenzy of lies about Trump’s executive order “banning Muslims” is just the first round of what might be the major battle of his term — about immigration. America’s elites, Republican and Democrat, are united in their determination to keep the borders open. Here Maximilian Forte explains how immigration meets the needs of our economic system and its owners.

Immigration

Immigration and Capital

By Maximilian C. Forte,
at Zero Anthropology, 8 August 2016.
Reposted with his generous permission.

Immigration, rightly or wrongly, has been marched to the frontline of current political struggles in Europe and North America. Whether exaggerated or accurate, the role of immigration is situated as a central factor in the Brexit referendum in the UK, and the rise of the “America First” Trump movement in the US. It seems impossible that one can have a calm discussion about immigration today, without all sorts of agendas…

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An anthropologist explains how immigration serves the needs of capitalism

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