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Is Procreation Immoral?

The decision to have children is a highly personal one, but one that should come with some sort of ethical considerations, argues Elizabeth Kolbert in the New Yorker. And despite the slightly incendiary headline, it's an excellent r...
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The New Yorker on the Ethics of Fertility

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (2 years ago)

(April 4, 2012 11:43 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Elizabeth Kolbert has a fun piece on the ethics of fertility, featuring Christine Overall, David Benatar, and me.Kolbert on Overall:Of course, people do give reasons for having children, and... Read Post

The Case for Spending Less Time With Your Kids

Issues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX (2 years ago)

One solution to the Anne-Marie Slaughter work-family balance problem? Spend less time with your kids. That’s the conclusion I drew after reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s excellent New Yorker piece on how we are parenting the competence a... Read Post

Children and Ethics

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (2 years ago)

Elizabeth Kolbert has an interesting essay in The New Yorker about the ethics of parenting, wondering whether if there are ever ethical reasons to have children. Ethics certainly don’t determine whether people will have children but... Read Post


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