Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration

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Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration

By  Bryan Caplan , Illustrated By  Zach Weinersmith
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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.

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; Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids and The Case Against Education; and is a blogger for EconLog. He has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN. An openly nerdy man who loves role-playing games and graphic novels, he’s live 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. He is the artist of First Second's Open Borders and the writer of Bea Wolf, a modern comedic retelling of the classic Beowulf epic.

ISBN: 9781250316967

ISBN-10: 9781250316967

Publisher: First Second

Publication Date: 10/29/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/29/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction

Political Science / Public Policy / Immigration

Social Science / Emigration & Immigration