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Interesting read folks. However i think there is a fundemental flaw in trying to draw anything akin to truth from what is a limited survey. In fact the whole concept of Brain Drain as a descrition of the qualitive and quantitive dimensions of migration is in and off itself entirely problematic and carries with its pretty much a white middle class ethnocentric world view paradigm, not to mention straw man division of labour. On the issue of the right to migrate. Sure its in the UN Charter, but try moving from most Africa states into Europe and you see where that 'right' gets you. Quite simply if at the start of the 21st Century economist are still incapable of seeing that the institution of capital, (including servile political institutions of national governments, being forced to implement "policy" from the IMF, ECB and other unelectect and undemocratic organs) are part of a much serious problems of the converging crisis of climate justice, peak oil, the need for post carbon societies and the accompanying issues of migrational forces at play here, then really its not adding to any knowledge of how we can democratically come to ways of understanding migration and its impacts. This research of course does not suggest it paints a complete picture, but given the absense of any suggestion of linking the data up to other perspectives than soley 'fiscal' it only furthers my own view that economists are essential the cloth makers for naked emperors. Completely silent about the structural causes of injustice whilst casting out apologetic fig leaves for neoliberalism