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Kristin Surak

Kristin Surak teaches politics at SOAS. Her first book, Making Tea, Making Japan, came out in 2013.

‘Our citizenship is expensive!’

Kristin Surak, 21 September 2016

In​ 1987, the free-market economist Gary Becker proposed selling the right to live and work in the United States. For $50,000 potential residents, especially the rich and successful, could leap over the bureaucratic hurdles that confound most would-be Americans. But Becker didn’t think the poor should be excluded: he proposed that the government or employers should loan them the money...

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