Gilder: Precious Natural Resources

“Couples who choose to go without children in the name of sexual pleasure or in the fear of resource scarcity reveal an incomprehension of the nature of the human predicament. Lewis Lehrman once summed up the answer to their concerns. Responding to a woman questioning his sense of responsibility in having five children, who would consume ‘precious natural resources,’ he said: ‘But Madam, don’t you understand? Those children, themselves, are our most precious natural resources.'”

– George Gilder, Men and Marriage (p. 195)

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