Tag Archives: Bryan Caplan

The College Scam

Congratulations to the new college grads….

But Economist Bryan Caplan says fewer people should go to college.

Here’s why. More from John Stossel.

The Best is Yet to Come

Bryan Caplan, professor of economics at George Mason University, says there’s no need for so much gloom and doom when it comes to the state of the world. “Human beings dwell on problems, failures and tragedies, and take solutions, successes and  triumphs for granted,” says Caplan, who refers to the phenomenon as pessimistic bias. But with all of the amazing economic gains in the last 100 years, Caplan says the big picture is still very sunny. In this edition of  “Econ Chronicles” on Learn Liberty, Caplan explains.

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Is War Ever Justified?

Most wars seem to create costs that far outweigh their benefits, but is war ever justified? In this Learn Liberty debate, professors Bryan Caplan and Jan Ting disagree. Caplan argues that pacifism should be the U.S. policy as the costs and benefits of war are too difficult to predict and innocent lives are almost certainly going to be lost. Ting argues that there are occasions in which war is necessary, such as against ideological or religious perspectives that cannot be reasoned with. He uses World War II as an example when U.S. military intervention did more good than harm.

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