Should We Have Children?

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Jonathan Anomaly (University of Arizona) considers whether we should have children, given the costs that they create.

Associate Director Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at University of Pennsylvania
I work mostly on issues at the intersection of ethics, economics, and biology. These include what we should do about antibiotic resistance, and how we should respond to the emerging market for genetic engineering. More generally, I’m interested in the relative role of social norms and legal institutions in solving different kinds of collective action problems. I recently co-authored Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Creating Future People: The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement (Routledge, 2020).
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