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The global refugee crisis threatens liberal world order

  1. Vera Sistenich @ThinkSyncs
  2. A refugee is a person who, “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself to the protection of that country” The Refugee Convention, 1951
  3. What is the crisis?
  4. KevinNinja Merkel’s Party
  5. GDP cost to Europe 0.09% 10% rise in migrants -> 2% drop in wages of menial jobs Pension spending will reduced 0.25% by 2030 Refugees pay less tax than benefits for first 20 years
  6. Economic protectionism
  7. “It is mere populism and an empty promise to the Rust Belt to suggest a different outcome. There’s no protecting to greatness, only competing for greatness. Not buying from foreigners is unlikely to go unnoticed or unpunished” Seeking Alpha, May 2017
  8. 1 in 3.6 billion!
  9. “Culturally-correlated irritations”
  10. IOM
  11. “The very best predictor of a state's peacefulness is not its level of wealth, its level of democracy, or its ethno-religious identity ... it is how well its women are treated” Valerie Hudson, Sex and World Peace
  12. “We are not born equal; we become equal as members of a group on the strength of our decision to guarantee ourselves mutually equal rights” Hannah Arendt
  13. FredtheOyster
  14. Dichotomy of the modern migration narrative: “Real” vs “Fake” (economic migrants)
  15. “Voluntary” vs “Distressed migrants”?
  16. Key tension in our liberal world order: Human rights vs Sovereignty of nation states
  17. Post-WW II Liberal World Order: Free markets UN Human rights NATO Rule of law WTO Elected governments IMF Independent judiciaries World Bank Free press G-20
  18. Financial Times
  19. Perverse triad of oil
  20. The Green Movement is a Peace Movement
  21. In conclusion...
  22. “The manifestation of the wind of thought is not knowledge but the ability to tell right from wrong, beautiful from ugly. ...[T]hinking gives people the strength to prevent catastrophes in these rare moments when the chips are down” Hannah Arendt

Notas do Editor

  1. KevinNinja
  2. Travel ban.
  3. Pointing the Islamophobic or xenophobic finger at refugees exacerbates the conditions leading to radicalisation and is likely to backfire in the strategy against the rising phenomenon of home-grown terrorist.
  4. Fred the Oyster
  5. Whilst it is accepted in refugee circles that...