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Zach Weinersmith (SMBC Comics) Teams Up With Bryan Caplan on a Book Arguing for Open Borders

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  1. Akir Link
    For those unfamilliar with Bryan Caplan. This is sure to be interesting. I've got a coworker who works himself into a frenzy whenever the topic of immigration comes up and am considering buying...

    For those unfamilliar with Bryan Caplan.

    This is sure to be interesting. I've got a coworker who works himself into a frenzy whenever the topic of immigration comes up and am considering buying him this book when it comes out just to see what happens.

    4 votes
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    cfabbro (edited ) Link
    Wait, his last name is actually Weinersmith? I always thought it was just Weiner, because of his reddit username being MrWeiner. TIL In any case, it's a bold move getting political as a...

    Wait, his last name is actually Weinersmith? I always thought it was just Weiner, because of his reddit username being MrWeiner. TIL

    In any case, it's a bold move getting political as a quasi-celebrity on reddit, especially about that particular topic these days. I admire his courage and hope it works out for him... but I can definitely see this being considered exceedingly "controversial" by some on reddit. Hopefully he doesn't get too much flack for it.

    3 votes
    1. Akir Link Parent
      His wife's last name was Smith, and rather than have her change her name they both did. At least I think so. They both go by Weinersmith on their books.

      His wife's last name was Smith, and rather than have her change her name they both did.

      At least I think so. They both go by Weinersmith on their books.

      7 votes
    2. Deimos (edited ) Link Parent
      His brother Marty was the CTO of Reddit for a while during the time I worked there too. Marty was the first developer at Pinterest, so he's probably about to become ridiculously rich when...

      His brother Marty was the CTO of Reddit for a while during the time I worked there too. Marty was the first developer at Pinterest, so he's probably about to become ridiculously rich when Pinterest's IPO happens next week.

      7 votes
  3. acdw Link
    So you can't buy the book until October (from what I could tell) but they're "releasing" it this week? I'm a little disappointed because I was about to ask my library to purchase it but I have to...

    So you can't buy the book until October (from what I could tell) but they're "releasing" it this week? I'm a little disappointed because I was about to ask my library to purchase it but I have to wait til October.

    3 votes
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    cwagner Link
    What are "National Ancestry Scores"? Googling mainly brings up all those "We give your DNA to the FBI"-companies and the phrase sounds like something out of the third reich.

    What are "National Ancestry Scores"? Googling mainly brings up all those "We give your DNA to the FBI"-companies and the phrase sounds like something out of the third reich.

    1 vote
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      Yugioh_Mishima Link Parent
      He’s probably talking about “ancestral SAT [state/agricultural/technological] scores”. The idea is that a culture’s past performance in those areas is indicative of future results. Bryan Caplan...

      He’s probably talking about “ancestral SAT [state/agricultural/technological] scores”. The idea is that a culture’s past performance in those areas is indicative of future results. Bryan Caplan recently debated the author of this article arguing for them.

      5 votes