From ABBA to Led Zeppelin: using music to teach economics
From ABBA to Led Zeppelin: using music to teach economics

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Open Up The Border - Clutch

JEL: f       

Won't you open up the border
to rivers running green?
I have kilo loads of plastic
to trade for pumpkin seeds.

I know folks in Wichita as well as Santa Fe
All veterans of the trade.

Open it up.
Open it up.
Open it.

Living for the trade.

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Assignment:

This song is an ode to open borders. List some of the benefits of open borders described in the song. Do you think you could live without "fine Darjeeling?" How might truly closed borders affect your consumption?

[HT: Carl Oberg]

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