The economic case for open borders

Around the world, politicians are clamoring to shut down their borders and tighten control in a wave immigration reform. But the tiny island of Singapore—a rich, thriving, financial hub—has opened its doors to migrants.

Quartz reporter Preeti Varathan traveled to Singapore to try to understand why more countries aren’t following Singapore’s lead when it comes to immigration policy. Turns out, there’s a catch.

Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at to read more.

Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy:

#openborders #immigration