I do not know David Brat and had never heard of him before he won the primary. I have looked at his Vita. However, I am bothered by seeing him called a free market economist and a Randian. Apparently one of the major issues distinguishing him from Mr. Cantor is Mr. Brat’s opposition to immigrants and immigration reform. I cannot understand how someone can be a free market economist and opposed to immigration reform. Our immigration laws are a major limitation on free exchange, and anyone who really favors free markets must be in favor of major reforms, including allowing those who are here illegally to legalize their status.
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Paul H. Rubin, David Brat, Truth on the Market (June 11, 2014), https://truthonthemarket.com/2014/06/11/david-brat/