I interview the economist Bryan Caplan about his new book, Labor Econ Versus the World, and many other related topics.
Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a New York Times Bestselling author. His most famous works include: The Myth of the Rational Voter, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, and Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration.
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(0:00:00) - Intro
(0:00:33) - How many workers are useless, and why is labor force participation so low?
(0:03:47) - Is getting out of poverty harder than we think?
(0:10:43) - Are elites to blame for poverty?
(0:14:56) - Is human nature to blame for poverty?
(0:19:11) - Remote work and foreign wages
(0:24:43) - The future of the education system?
(0:29:31) - Do employers care about the difficulty of a curriculum?
(0:33:13) - Why do companies and colleges discriminate against Asians?
(0:42:01) - Applying Hanania's unitary actor model to mental health
(0:50:38) - Why are multinationals so effective?
(0:53:37) - Open borders and cultural norms
(0:58:13) - Is Tyler Cowen right about automation?