Migrants and Citizens
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African Migration

  This Post Originally Appeared on the Africa at LSE Blog The story of Africa is a story of migration. From the earliest movement of humankind out of the Rift Valley, through the great trading caravans of the… Read More

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Passports for a Price? BBC Radio 4 “Four Thought”

If you’ve not got time to read about migration, how about listening to this instead?  On this BBC Radio 4 podcast, first broadcast 29 July 2015, I talk about what it means when citizenship itself is for sale…. Read More

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50% of your lifetime income is determined by just one variable: your citizenship

When it comes to inequality, birthplace is destiny. In 2012, researchers at the World Bank determined that no less than 50% of our lifetime income is determined by the country we live in — which, for 97% of us, is also the country we were born in. It’s a citizenship lottery – and those of us lucky enough to be born in wealthy states are automatic winners.