After a hiatus, the Harvard Effective Altruism student podcast, The Turing Test, is back! And this time I spoke to Bryan Caplan, originator of the phrase "Ideological Turing Test," on which the show is premised!

Bryan Caplan is an economist and professor of economics at George Mason University, research fellow at the Mercatus Center, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and a frequent contributor to Freakonomics as well as publishing his own blog, EconLog. He's also the author of the books The Myth of the Rational Voter, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, and The Case Against Education. He is a self-described libertarian and anarchocapitalist, but in his popular works I mostly think of him as a contrarian. This is a wide-ranging interview that touches on everything from open borders to which status games to play to dualism (of all things).

Listen here! Or download here.




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Just want to plug that this interview is amazing: literally any arbitrarily-selected 20-minute slice is full of great content & Caplan-isms.

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