The Global Edge
The new geography of immigration has remade the world economy
How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World
by Doug Saunders
$27.95 List Price
Before I moved to Abu Dhabi in 2007, one of the few things I knew about the United Arab Emirates was that it was home to a vast army of slave labor, imported from the Indian subcontinent to build Pharaoh's new glass-and-steel pyramids—not to mention staffing his grocery shops and gas stations, weeding his gardens, sweeping his floors, and paving his roads.
This impression—of subaltern workers oppressed and exploited by