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4/10/12: The Ethics of Having Babies

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By Doug Fabrizio

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4/10/12: The Ethics of Having Babies

Salt Lake City, Utah – Tuesday, we're talking about the ethical arguments for and against having children. The world's population is expected to reach eight billion by 2025 and The New Yorker's environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert says that when we make decisions about how many kids to have we're "determining how the world of the future will look." Kolbert will be our guide through the debate. We'll then be joined by economist Bryan Caplan who says there are a lot of good reasons to be having more kids.

  • Read Elizabeth Kolbert's The Case Against Kids in The New Yorker
  • Bryan Caplan's book is called Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think

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