Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics, George Mason University "This is one of the best books on parenting, ever. It will bring life into the world, knowledge to your mind, and joy into your heart." Judith Rich Harris, author of "The Nurture Assumption" and "No Two Alike""A lively, witty, thoroughly engrossing book. Bryan Caplan looks at parenting from the viewpoint of an economist, as well as a father. His conclusions may surprise you but he has the data to back them up." Robert Plomin, Medical Research Council Research Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry"I loved this book. "Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids" should be required reading for parents--as it will be for my children, who are now having their own kids and getting caught up in the more-work, less-fun traps of parenting covered here. And as a geneticist, I can report that Bryan Caplan has the facts right. Even better, he interprets those facts in a way that will change our view of parenting." Reason"Economist Brian Caplan: Kids can be cheaper than you think ...so maybe you want more of them than you think you want. He makes the case for this controversial proposition at length in his fascinating and well-argued new book "Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think."" Fabio Rojas, OrgTheory.net, Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University""Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids "is a new book by economist and blogger Bryan Caplan. It makes a simple argument of extreme importance: you should probably have more children. Though this book is written by an economist, it's not another cute-o-nomics pop text. It's a serious book about family planning that's based on his reading of child development, psychology, genetics, economics, and other fields. It's about one of life's most important decisions, and this is what social scientists should be thinking about." "Kirkus Reviews""[T]he author's mission is noble--encouragi
About the Author
Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and blogger at EconLog, one of the "Wall Street Journal's" Top 25 Economics Blogs. He lives in Oakton, Virginia, with his wife and their three children.