Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Title: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think

Author: Bryan Caplan

Publisher: Basic Books

Type: Non Fiction

Released: April 12, 2011

Length: 240 pages

Children are a blessing. But it can be exhausting to take care of them. Feeding and clothing them is one thing, but then they get older and you have to ferry them to art class and baseball practice and piano lessons and swim meets. You have to agonize over their test scores and their science projects. You are afraid they won't be successful adults if you don't start shaping them to be successful children. But in his news book "Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids," George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan says, relax. Leave your kids alone. They will be fine. And go ahead, have more of them.

About the author

Daryl Paranada is the associate web producer for Marketplace overseeing all daily website content and production, as well as producing multimedia features -- including the popular economic explainer series Whiteboard -- and special projects. Follow him on Twitter @darylparanada.

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