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Bryan Caplan

Bryan Douglas Caplan is an American economist, author, professor of economics at George Mason University, research fellow at the Mercatus Center, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and frequent contributor to Freakonomics as well as publishing his own blog, EconLog.
Recent episodes featuring Bryan Caplan
Rationally Speaking #243 - Bryan Caplan on "The Case for Open Borders"
Rationally Speaking
The idea of open borders -- letting people move freely between countries, taking a job wherever they can find a job they want -- is still a pretty fringe position, politically speaking. But economist Bryan Caplan makes a compelling case for it in his new graphic nonfiction book, "Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration," illustrated by cartoonist Zach Weinersmith. In this episode, Julia questions Bryan about several aspects of his case.
What Bryan Caplan Thinks About Basically Everything
Venture Stories
Erik is joined on this episode by Bryan Caplan (@bryan_caplan), economist and author. They have a wide-ranging discussion on a number of different topics.They discuss:- The case for open borders and the underappreciated benefits of immigration.- His responses to some of the common arguments against increased immigration.- Why he thinks that universal basic income is a “terrible idea.”- His thoughts on the charter cities movement.- His most impactful (and controversial) policy recommendations.- Why he says that all politicians have been populists, but without the rough edges that Trump has.- His opinion on the Hobbes vs. Rousseau debate.- Gene editing, population growth, Austrian economics, education, and much more.Remember to apply for the winter vintage of our Network Catalyst accelerator! It is a personalized program that features masterclasses from some of the best in Silicon Valley and a dedicated network leader focused on making the introductions you need to turbocharge your company. You can participate in-person in San Francisco or virtually from anywhere around the world. Find out more and apply at for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.
45: Bryan Caplan
In the 45th episode of NEOHUMAN, Agah is chatting with Bryan Caplan. Bryan is an American economist and a professor of economics at George Mason University, reserach fellow at the Mercatus Center, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, andfrequent contributor to Freakonomics, as well as publishing his own blog, EconLog. He is a self-described economic libertarian, and the author of three books including The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money. They talk about a wide range of subjects including education, economy, technology, politics, social evolution, automation, AI, cryptocurrencies, and conspiracies. Links:  Bryan Caplan: The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a waste of Time and Money: ECONLOG: Why This Economist Thinks Public Education is Mostly Pointless: The Myth of the Rational Voter: The post 45: Bryan Caplan appeared first on LIVE IN LIMBO.
Parenting: Bryan Caplan
Paleo Runner
In this special episode I talk with author Bryan Caplan about parenting and his book, Selfish Reasons Reasons to Have More Kids. Bryan claims that parenting can be more fun and less work than we are often led to believe.
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Apr 8th, 1971
Oakton, Virginia, USA
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3 hours, 54 minutes