What Bryan Caplan Thinks About Basically Everything by Venture Stories by Village Global published on 2019-09-12T17:01:27Z Erik is joined on this episode by Bryan Caplan (@bryan_caplan), economist and author. They have a wide-ranging discussion on a number of different topics. They discuss: - The case for open borders and the underappreciated benefits of immigration. - His responses to some of the common arguments against increased immigration. - Why he thinks that universal basic income is a “terrible idea.” - His thoughts on the charter cities movement. - His most impactful (and controversial) policy recommendations. - Why he says that all politicians have been populists, but without the rough edges that Trump has. - His opinion on the Hobbes vs. Rousseau debate. - Gene editing, population growth, Austrian economics, education, and much more. Remember to apply for the winter vintage of our Network Catalyst accelerator! It is a personalized program that features masterclasses from some of the best in Silicon Valley and a dedicated network leader focused on making the introductions you need to turbocharge your company. You can participate in-person in San Francisco or virtually from anywhere around the world. Find out more and apply at villageglobal.vc/networkcatalyst. Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal. Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.