• Maria Matskevich

Interview with Bryan Caplan: An economist's take on open borders, discrimination, and COVID-19.



When you pick up a book and get captivated by its contents, you may get curious about the author and their background. How did they come to creating this? What do they think about related matters? What advice can they share? If you’re curious enough - you Google them, and after perusing their online presence - you move on. You may consider reaching out to them, but never in a million years do you think they’ll actually reply. Well, I’m here to tell you - some do respond, and within less than 2 hours of your email being sent.

To launch this project, I couldn’t think of anyone better to interview than someone who’s spent a large portion of his career exploring the relationship between open borders and their implications. So, within days of sending out an email to an author of a book that touched so close to home, I got to jump on a Skype call with Bryan Caplan to talk about his book, freedom of movement, and his thoughts on COVID-19. Mr. Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University, author of Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, and one of the world’s leading advocates of free migration. I invite you to discover the full interview below, maybe grab a cup of tea and get comfortable - it may look like a long read, but I promise you there are great insights along the way.

...for the full interview head over to the Freedom of Movement Project.

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