Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

In Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, contrarian economist Bryan Caplan argues that we've needlessly turned parenting into an unpleasant chore, and don't know the real plusses and minuses of having kids.

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

In Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, contrarian economist Bryan Caplan argues that we've needlessly turned parenting into an unpleasant chore, and don't know the real plusses and minuses of having kids. Parents today spend more time investing in their kids than ever, but twin and adoption research shows that upbringing is much less important than we imagine, especially in the long-run. Kids aren't like clay that parents mold for life; they're more like flexible plastic that pops back to its original shape once you relax your grip. These revelations are wonderful news for anyone with kids. Being a great parent is less work and more fun than you think—so instead of struggling to change your children, you can safely relax and enjoy your journey together. Raise your children in the way that feels right for you; they'll still probably turn out just fine. Indeed, as Caplan strikingly argues, modern parents should have more kids. Parents who endure needless toil and sacrifice are overcharging themselves for every child. Once you escape the drudgery and worry that other parents take for granted, bringing another child into the world becomes a much better deal. You might want to stock up.

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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Bryan Caplan
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-08 - Publisher: Basic Books

In Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, contrarian economist Bryan Caplan argues that we've needlessly turned parenting into an unpleasant chore, and don't know the real plusses and minuses of having kids. Parents today spend more time investing in their kids than ever, but twin and adoption research shows that
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Bryan Caplan
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

We've needlessly turned parenting into an unpleasant chore. Parents invest more time and money in their kids than ever, but the shocking lesson of twin and adoption research is that upbringing is much less important than genetics in the long run. These revelations have surprising implications for how we parent
The Case against Education
Language: un
Pages: 424
Authors: Bryan Caplan
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-20 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education Despite being immensely popular—and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. Now with a new afterword by Bryan Caplan, this explosive book argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skills but to signal the qualities of a
Streetwise Parents, Foolproof Kids
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Danny Korem
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

Adviezen aan ouders over het behoeden van hun kinderen voor gevaar op straat.
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed
Language: un
Pages: 288
Authors: Meghan Daum
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-05 - Publisher: Picador

Sixteen literary luminaries on the controversial subject of being childless by choice, in this critically acclaimed, bestselling anthology One of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed is the stunning collection exploring one of society’s most vexing taboos. One of the main topics of

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