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The wave of right-wing populism sweeping across Europe and the world has elicited extreme emotional responses on the issue of migration. In this candid lecture, Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, makes a case for migration that eliminates sentiment and presents the barefaced facts. getAbstract recommends Lagarde’s methodical analysis to policy makers responsible for integrating refugees and migrants and to all who want to arm themselves with official economic data that support a pro-migrant position.

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Christine Lagarde is the managing director of the International Monetary Fund.



Some 250 million people, or 3% or the world’s citizens, live outside their countries of origin. Refugees account for a small share of that total, but their numbers are rising. In 2014, the world was home to 14 million refugees, up 40% since 2011. Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are mainly responsible for the uptick. For example, Syria had 22 million inhabitants before the onset of war in 2011. Since then, 7.6 million left their homes but remained in Syria, and a further 4.6 million fled across borders. Most exiles remain in the region. Turkey hosts more displaced people than any other nation. By September 2016...

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    D. C. 3 years ago
    Europeans urgently need to get comfortable with one of two ideas: higher levels of immigration or much, much later retirement. Europe's population structure can no longer support pensions.