LONDON -- Economists tend to see a large influx of refugees not as an obligation or a threat -- but as an opportunity. The U.K.'s recent period of high immigration resulted in a substantial increase in overall employment and hence GDP without any significant negative impacts on the employment prospects of the native-born. With good will and hard work, Europe can prove the pessimists wrong -- and the economists right.
PARIS -- Because I was born in France and am French, I have a passport that allows me to travel almost everywhere in the world without issue. Those members of my own family who were wrongly born on the bad side of the Mediterranean live as if under house arrest by the warlike discourse of politicians more concerned with defending their electoral interests than with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.