Bryan Caplan Quotes (2 quotes)
“In a modern democracy, not only can a libertarian be elitist; a libertarian has to be elitist. To be a libertarian in a modern democracy is to say that nearly 300 million Americans are wrong, and a handful of nay-sayers are right.”
Quoted in Elitism or Populism: Pick Your Poison, by Arnold Kling (November 12, 2006)
“I rejected Christianity because I determined that it was, to be blunt, idiotic. I rejected Objectivism and Austrianism, in contrast, as mixtures of deep truths and unfortunate mistakes.”
Intellectual Autobiography of Bryan Caplan
As quoted in The New York Times (28 October 1973)
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.”
As quoted in The Canine Hiker's Bible (2000) by Doug Gelbert, p. 8
“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.”
―Pearl S. Buck
To My Daughters, With Love (1967), "To You on Your First Birthday"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBryan Caplan
Born: April 8, 1971 (age 48)
Bio: Bryan Caplan is an American economist, a Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute, and blogger for EconLog. He is best known for his work in public choice theory and for his right-libertarian ideology.