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Should it be possible to buy and sell citizenships?
It should be possible to buy and sell nationalities on an open market.
It is unfair to prevent someone from living where they chose on Earth. While placing a price on nationality does not entirely solve this problem, it is an improvement on the existing system.
I was born in an advanced economy, yet I do not possess the will or skills to benefit from it. I could sell this benefit to someone who could benefit from it and enjoy the sale proceeds in a country that better meets my requirements.
Economic migrants invest significant sums of money to enter nations illegally. The nature of this travel is often risky and funds organised crime.
The location that people wish to live may change during their lifetime. They may wish to work in a different country to where they choose to retire.
The wealthy would create there own super nationality. It would function just like a private club except on a national scale.
The administration of this market would prove difficult.
Human capital will polarise, creating highly developed regions and impoverished regions.
By selling your nationality you deny the birth right (or potential birth right) of your children.
If your child inherits that nationalities that you hold at the time that they are born, a rational agent would purchase the most valuable nationalities and hold them only as long as necessary for their child to inherit them.
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