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Re: Juan Antonio and the Personalist Manager

Jul. 27 at 5:18pm | see this comment in context

I was an MBA student in Juan Antonio' fabulous course, with Max sitting in as a doctoral student... So, where can I find this book?

Re: Cardinal Dolan disappoints

Jul. 16 at 4:48pm | see this comment in context

I can't help finding it weird hearing or reading just-a-few-generations-immigrants-from-Europe-or-Africa talking about defending their borders against perhaps-only-a-few-more-generations-immigrants-also-from-Europe-or-Africa or against native Americans from more to the South. A border by the way established by immigrants-from-Europe. What would native Americans from the North have to say about this?...

Re: Cardinal Dolan disappoints

Jul. 15 at 4:15pm | see this comment in context

Couldn't agree more ;-)

Re: Cardinal Dolan disappoints

Jul. 15 at 3:05pm | see this comment in context

Nations should defend their borders against ill-inteded other nations, armies, totalitarians systems, dictators, warriors... but not against poor immigrants willing to work and contribute.

In an ever more globalizing world, the nation concept is fading away. I've got countless cousins who married a foreigner, just like you and me did.

When my parents were kids, they needed a permit to travel from Belgium to Holland. Now we can travel freely accross Europe. And I ask myself, why not accross the whole planet?

When the iron curtain fell, people were afraid that they would receive a flood of poor Easterners coming to Western Europe. Politicians decided to open up the borders and hasten the entry of these countries into the EU. This actually kept people basically were they were: without moving, they had become part of the club anyway.

I've always thought there would be less people travelling from Mexico to the US if that border would be unconditionally open for all...

In Spain, illegal immigrants are entitled to free health care because this is considered a basic human right. It doesn't have much influence on the immigration flow. At the end of the day, everybody needs to earn a living.

Re: Cardinal Dolan disappoints

Jul. 15 at 2:30pm | see this comment in context

What I mean is that the very concept of immigration being legal or illegal has always seemed something blurred and arbitririal to me, with an easy corruption into interested power play over the heads of the poor.

When you look at the map with the ever changing borders (and they will of course continue to do so), up to what point is your nationality something you freely choose? What right do strong and rich nations have to barr the entry to poorer people?

I will never forget the Pope's visit to Lampedusa last October.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Es0KHIH16o

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6qCE59TjIU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdpL-SVklwo

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