Every seventh person in the world is a migrant. However, while goods and services controlled by the market flow to where they are most needed, no forward-looking concept for the cross-border flow of so-called human capital exists. Instead of seizing cultural diversity as an opportunity and growth engine and using migrants as a valuable workforce, immigration is trying to be prevented. Immigration can also be used to stop the shrinking populations resulting from the demographic change in industrial nations and combat the threat of non-existent skilled workforces. However, this requires new ideas for recruiting qualified workers. On the other hand, existing populations must be educated about the special needs of migrants through public means.
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