Bryan Douglas Caplan (born 8 April 1971) is an American economist and author. He is a professor of economics at George Mason University and the author of  The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies,[1] Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think,[2]The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money,[3] and Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration.[4]

Further reading

Galef, Julia (2019) The case for open borders (Bryan Caplan), Rationally Speaking, November 11.

Righetti, Luca & Fin Moorhouse (2021) Bryan Caplan on causes of poverty and the case for open borders, Hear This Idea, August 23.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2018) Economist Bryan Caplan thinks education is mostly pointless showing off. We test the strength of his case, 80,000 Hours, May 22.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2022) Bryan Caplan on why lazy parenting is actually OK, 80,000 Hours, April 5.
Wide-ranging interview with Bryan Caplan on parenting, education, open borders, philosophy, betting, and more.

ideological Turing test | immigration reform | land use reform | parenting | Robin Hanson | Tyler Cowen

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    Caplan, Bryan (2007) The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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    Caplan, Bryan (2018) The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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    Caplan, Bryan & Zach Weinersmith (2019) Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, New York: First Second.