Communism and Immigration

Immigration means changing place or habitat individually or collectively for economic, social, or political reasons. Therefore, immigration can be analyzed in terms of its economic, social, cultural, individual, or psychological aspects. However, labor immigration by individuals to survive or changing place for a higher earning constitutes the most outstanding issue in the economic analysis of immigration.

Although Karl Marx, the ideologist of communism, does not have a stand-alone theory of immigration, he has made some revealing remarks, in the first volume of his well-known work Das Kapital, on the dispossession of the land of agricultural populations and the situation of the unemployed that emerged as a result of industrial development. Marx’s starting point is the phenomenon of land dispossession, which is also the starting point ...

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