The next LCFR Book Club meeting will be Tuesday June 18, 7-9:00 pm at the home of Jan Scholtz, 6106 Deep Creek Drive, Prospect, KY 40059. We will be reading Kimberly Clausing, Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital (Harvard University Press, 2019).
“Open provides a vitally important corrective to the current populist moment. Clausing brings the underlying economics to life, showing that walls won’t keep prosperity trapped within; they’ll keep new ideas out, deter valuable foreign capital, close off investment opportunities, prevent our businesses from learning from others, and destroy the vigor that comes with a vibrant immigrant community. Most important, Open points the way to a kinder, gentler version of globalization that ensures that the gains are shared by all.”―Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan