Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan on Immigration Then and Now

EconTalk | 4 July 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan about their book Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success. Discusses the data sources and analysis they used to show that today’s immigrants and their children are surprisingly similar to yesterday’s. New immigrants take decades to catch up economically, but their kids on average thrive economically and have higher rates of upward mobility than American-born kids.

Shattering Immigration Myths

The New Bazaar | 2 June 2022 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Leah Boustan about her book Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success, co-authored with Ran Abramitsky. Discusses how modern immigration trends resemble those of America’s prior immigration peak from 1880 to 1920, the economic mobility of immigrants and their children, the ways immigrants influence their adopted culture (and are influenced by it), and much more. Complicates and in some cases contradicts many of the prevailing myths and impressions of how immigration works with a fascinating and cutting-edge approach to gathering data.

The Borders Between Us

The New Bazaar | 10 February 2022 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Tara Watson about her book The Border Within: The Economics of Immigration in an Age of Fear, co-authored with Kalee Thompson. Discusses why policies that affect undocumented immigrants also affect the places where they live and the economies in which they work; the consequences for the families and communities in which they are rooted; what the economics literature shows about the economics of immigration.

Roya Hakakian on A Beginner’s Guide to America

EconTalk | 26 April 2021 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Roya Hakakian about her book A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Describes her refugee experience, coming from Iran to the United States as a 19-year-old, not speaking any English, and carrying only the things she could stuff in her backpack. Discusses her love for her adopted country as well as where there is room for improvement.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Prey

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast | 21 February 2021 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali about her book Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights. Discusses immigration practices, Islam, the changing safety of women in public (particularly in areas of Europe), clashing values of western cultures and Islam, and how Islamic leaders and values clash with many freedoms of modern culture.

The Journey of Munjed Al Muderis from Refugee to World Leading Surgeon

Big Ideas | 2 January 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Munjed Al Muderis about his journey from Iraqi refugee to world-famous orthopaedic surgeon. One hell of a story, with insights on the refugee experience, refugee policy, entitled medical culture, humanitarian work, and Iraq. Draws from his book Walking Free.

Open Borders with Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith

Interviews with Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith about their graphic novel Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration. The first interview backgrounds their collaboration and discusses concerns about open immigration. The second interview focusses on the logic and morality of the arguments in favour of Open Immigration.

Economics Detective Radio | 11 November 2019 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes

Rationally Speaking | 12 November 2019 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes

What Bryan Caplan Thinks About Basically Everything

Venture Stories | 12 September 2019 | 1h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Bryan Caplan. Starts with the case for open immigration, based on ideas from his book Open Borders. Also discusses UBI; charter cities; his most impactful (and controversial) policy recommendations; populism; Hobbes, Rousseau and Locke; gene editing; population growth; Austrian economics; education; and much more.