Cantitate/Preț
Produs

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

Autor Bryan Caplan
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 8 mai 2012 – vârsta de la 13 ani
In "Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids," contrarian economist Bryan Caplan argues that we ve needlessly turned parenting into an unpleasant chore, and don t know the real plusses and minuses of having kids. Parents today spend more time investing in their kids than ever, but twin and adoption research shows that upbringing is much less important than we imagine, especially in the long-run. Kids aren t like clay that parents mold for life; they re more like flexible plastic that pops back to its original shape once you relax your grip. These revelations are wonderful news for anyone with kids. Being a great parent is less work and more fun than you thinkso instead of struggling to change your children, you can safely relax and enjoy your journey together. Raise your children in the way that feels right for you; they ll still probably turn out just fine. Indeed, as Caplan strikingly argues, modern parents should have "more" kids. Parents who endure needless toil and sacrifice are overcharging themselves for every child. Once you escape the drudgery and worry that other parents take for granted, bringing another child into the world becomes a much better deal. You might want to stock up."
Citește tot Restrânge

Preț: 9373 lei

Puncte Express: 141

Preț estimativ în valută:
1794 1946$ 1512£

Carte disponibilă

Livrare economică 13-27 august

Preluare comenzi: 021 569.72.76

Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780465028610
ISBN-10: 0465028616
Pagini: 240
Ilustrații: black & white illustrations, black & white tables
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Ediția:First Trade Paper ed.
Editura: BASIC BOOKS
Colecția Basic Books

Descriere

In "Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids," contrarian economist Bryan Caplan argues that we ve needlessly turned parenting into an unpleasant chore, and don t know the real plusses and minuses of having kids. Parents today spend more time investing in their kids than ever, but twin and adoption research shows that upbringing is much less important than we imagine, especially in the long-run. Kids aren t like clay that parents mold for life; they re more like flexible plastic that pops back to its original shape once you relax your grip. These revelations are wonderful news for anyone with kids. Being a great parent is less work and more fun than you thinkso instead of struggling to change your children, you can safely relax and enjoy your journey together. Raise your children in the way that feels right for you; they ll still probably turn out just fine. Indeed, as Caplan strikingly argues, modern parents should have "more" kids. Parents who endure needless toil and sacrifice are overcharging themselves for every child. Once you escape the drudgery and worry that other parents take for granted, bringing another child into the world becomes a much better deal. You might want to stock up."


Notă biografică

Bryan Caplan is an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and an adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute. Caplan is also blogger and editor for EconLog, one of the Wall Street Journal's Top 25 Economics Blogs. His first book, The Myth of the Rational Voter was named the best political book of the year" by the New York Times, and made the Financial Times list of the Best Books of 2007. In addition, he has written articles for a variety of publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Oakton, Virginia, with his wife and their three children.