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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think

By Bryan Caplan
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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think by Bryan Caplan

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids examines the demands of modern parenting and why people today are choosing to have fewer and fewer kids. The author argues that this trend is due to modern parents placing too high expectations on themselves, even when a far more relaxed style of parenting would get the job done just as well and make the whole experience more enjoyable.

  • Anyone considering whether or not to have children
  • Anyone who has children and is wondering whether to have more
  • Parents who feel exhausted and worry about the adequacy of their parenting

Bryan Caplan is a professor of economics at George Mason University and the father of three children. The New York Times called his first book, The Myth of the Rational Voter the “best political book of the year.”


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