The economic case for pro-natalism | Curio

The economic case for pro-natalism

10 mins | Jul 27, 2021

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.

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From Matthew Yglesias

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