Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tax Policy Should Encourage No More That Two Children

Well, here's something from the NRO.

First and foremost: tax policy should encourage no more than two children. It's astonishing to me that people can have a discussion like this without noting that having more than two children is, from the perspective of what is good for us collectively, not a good thing. It is absolutely astounding that one of the biggest threats facing human beings is not even being discussed, even in cases in which it should be one of the most salient points in the discussion.

On the other hand, it's the NRO, so they're probably just trying to figure out how to generate more consumers...(while trying not to offend certain religions that are hell-bent on promoting reproduction).

Oh and, incidentally, how is it that someone can write sentences like the following one with a straight face?:

"Some non-trivial share of the expenses associated with child-rearing can be understood as investments in human capital akin to investments in business enterprises."

I guess the same way he can  write: "...a well-designed child tax credit might actually be a sensible growth-enhancing measure."



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