Why fathers deserve a bit of our time

With Father’s Day around the corner, it is more than fitting to post this good article on fatherhood.

Laura Kennedy (NewYorkTimes reporter) asks why the time of a childless man should be “less valuable than that of his colleague, who had chosen to have children?’

I’ll tell you why – because bringing up the next generation is a moral good. The time of a man who has chosen to have children, and to provide for and protect his wife and children, is (in general) more valuable than that of a man who has chosen not to have children.

We are told: “It speaks to a presumption that seems to run deep within us – that the time of parents is more valuable than that of the childless.”

That presumption exists for a reason, namely that, more often than not, the time of parents is more valuable than that of the childless.

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