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Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration

Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration

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An Economist "Our Books of the Year" Selection

Economist Bryan Caplan makes a bold case for unrestricted immigration in this fact-filled graphic nonfiction.

American policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens.

But economist Bryan Caplan adds a new, compelling perspective to the immigration debate: He argues that opening all borders could eliminate absolute poverty worldwide and usher in a booming worldwide economy--greatly benefiting humanity.

With a clear and conversational tone, exhaustive research, and vibrant illustrations by Zach Weinersmith, Open Borders makes the case for unrestricted immigration easy to follow and hard to deny.

Author: Bryan Caplan
Publisher: First Second
Published: 10/29/2019
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781250316967
Age Range: 13-17

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 08/26/2019
Booklist 09/15/2019 pg. 42
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2019
Library Journal 10/25/2019 pg. 1
School Library Journal 11/22/2019 pg. 1

About the Author

Bryan Caplan is a professor of economics at George Mason University and one of the world's leading advocates of free migration. He is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter, named "the best political book of the year" by the New York Times and The Case Against Education. He's published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic. He lives in Oakton, Virginia, with his wife and four kids.

Zach Weinersmith
is the creator of the popular webcomic SMBC, the creator of the nerd comedy show BAHFest, and the co-author of the New York Times-bestselling popular science book, Soonish.

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