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Bryan Caplan

Bryan Caplan

Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center. He is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (2008), named "the best political book of the year" by the New York Times, and Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think (2012). He has published in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on 20/20, FoxNews, and C-SPAN. He blogs at EconLog, named a top economics blog by The Wall Street Journal. Caplan is currently writing a new book, The Case Against Education.

More About Bryan Caplan

Proponents of immigration restrictions have to show why, moral appearances notwithstanding, immigration restrictions are morally justified. They fail to do so.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

A guest post by Bryan Caplan, one of the most influential voices in the economics blogosphere supportive of open borders.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Opening statements for an immigration debate.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Instead of excluding immigrants from the labor market, impose a surtax on immigrants’ earnings, and use the proceeds to compensate the natives who compete with them.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Links to video , audio, and writings by Caplan on the subject of open borders.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969