The economic case for pro-natalism
A counter to Paul Krugman's case against these policies. The economist and Nobel laureate gathered a lot of attention when he tweeted that "the economic case for pro-natalism is really weak - so you're left with some kind of 'family values' argument (I mean, look at how fatherhood has mellowed and matured Donald Trump) or, not-so-hidden subtext, the need for more white Christians." This instalment of Slow Boring shares a different view to Krugman's argument and offers a positive perspective on investment in parents and children.
From Matthew Yglesias