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There are a lot of great statistics related to the impact of nurture vs nature (or more pointedly, parenting vs genes). Read morePublished 1 month ago by I. Travel
I tend to agree with the author's general premise that parents today (myself included) tend to spend too much time fretting and don't get to enjoy their kids while providing for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by math grad student
The author makes a very compelling argument in favor of a more relaxed approach towards modern parenting, and coherently explains how such parental adjustments can lead to both... Read morePublished 2 months ago by TL in Chitown
Caplan is mostly insane, but what else would we expect from an economist. Nevertheless, this is a must-read for everyone who is thinking of reproducing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Reading by Accident
I learned a tremendous amount about myself while reading this book. Top of the list: when deciding how many kids to have, I was only considering the short term costs and benefits. Read morePublished 4 months ago by therealtomrose
I'm glad the author is so enthusiastic about his kids, but he didn't really give me any solid reasons to have a bunch myself. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dinogirl7
Bryan Caplan revels in being somewhat contrary, with lots of statistics and data to back up his "against the grain" ideas. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert S.
Excellent review of twin studies concluding that parent can enjoy there children more, sweat less (at least as far as "baby Einstein" and other enhancement programs go).Published 5 months ago by N. Weisman
Are kids really as expensive as we may make them out to be? Well, that depends, but in "Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids", Bryan Caplan's central argument is that kids cost the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Greg Linster