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Ilya Somin on Foot Voting

Season 1, Ep. 573

In this episode, Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, discusses his new book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom," which is published by Oxford University Press. Somin begins by explaining what foot voting is and how it is different from ballot box voting. He explains why foot voting can produce better outcomes than ballot box voting domestically, by enabling people to leverage knowledge and change their own circumstances. And he explains why immigration is also a kind of foot voting we should encourage. Somin will donate 50% of royalties from the book to charities serving refugees. He is on Twitter at @IlyaSomin.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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