Welcome to another episode of conversations with Coleman. Today’s guest is Bryan Caplan. Bryan is an economist at George Mason University, a research fellow at the Mercatus Centre, and a New York Times best selling author. His books include The Myth of the Rational Voter (which was voted best political book of the year by the New York Times), Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, and Open Borders. Bryan also blogs for EconLog, and has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and many more.
This episode focuses on his argument for open borders, which is very compelling. Before you dismiss it as crazy, utopian, or naive, just listen to Bryan’s full account of it and read the book.
This conversation happened way back in March or April, before Coleman’s new audio setup, so please do forgive the poor audio quality.
This month’s bonus episode is based on an open letter Coleman wrote to Ibram X. Kendi.
In the letter, he invites Ibram to have a public conversation on Conversations with Coleman. As you know, we are living through a time in which great attention is being paid to the related issues of race, racism, and racial inequality. Even though their perspectives on these issues differ, a conversation between Coleman and Ibram would be fruitful.
To read Coleman’s letter to Ibram head to letter.wiki/conversations
To ensure that some good comes of this, Coleman has set up a GoFundMe page, where all the proceeds raised will go to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which funds scholarships for black students.
You can donate via gf.me/u/y4qahi
This recording was created during an event hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which features Coleman Hughes alongside Glenn Loury. Glenn is an economist at Brown University and host of the Glenn Show at Blogging Heads. This conversation is a big picture discussion of the problem of race in America today, the narratives that compete for space in the mainstream media, and the path forward.