079: Bryan Caplan on Parenting, the Case Against Education and the Rational Voter
Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center.
Bryan is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, 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. He also blogs at EconLog.
Bryan has published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and has appeared on 20/20, FoxNews, and C-SPAN. He is now working on a new book, The Case Against Education.
His webpage, bcaplan.com, features both his academic research and his numerous other interests, including the online Museum of Communism.
Bryan has a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.
Economists and Influencers:
In this episode, Bryan mentions: Milton Friedman, Gary Becker, Daniel Kahneman and Tyler Cowen.
In this episode, Bryan mentions: the signaling effect, behavioral genetics, fertility rates, immigration, open borders, productivity and democracy.
- The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies by Bryan Caplan
- Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think by Bryan Caplan
- Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud