Yglesias on moar kids

Matt Yglesias chimes in on the moar kids debate. I endorse his post, both the general point about empirical evidence (which I actually interpret as an appeal to informed skepticism) and the point about how it does indeed make sense that having kids is costly and so if we want to encourage kids-having making it less costly would make it easier.

Yglesias writes in response to Kevin Drum whom you can read here, though I object to Drum’s take for the reasons Yglesias cites.

Yglesias doesn’t actually endorse natalist policies and I’d be curious to have more thoughts from him on the topic, but it’s nevertheless a good addition to the discussion.