Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Bryan Caplan

Most parents will tell you that the more kids you have, the harder your job is going to be. But economist Bryan Caplan says that that doesn't have to be the case ... that having children is a lot easier than you might think and that there are plenty of perfectly selfish reasons to have more.



Part Three of The Current

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids - Bryan Caplan

We started this segment with some thoughts from parents at a drop-in centre in Toronto and like many parents, they have a hard time imagining themselves with a big family ... three, four or even more kids. But Bryan Caplan thinks they should reconsider and he thinks people without kids should get cracking.

Bryan Caplan is a professor of economics at George Mason University and the author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think. In it, he makes a case for bucking the prevailing demographic trend of declining birth rates in developed countries and makes a spirited argument in favour of fertility. Bryan Caplan joined us as part of our project Shift.


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