Jamie-Lynn Spears' Pregnancy: What's the Problem?
By Bryan Caplan
A lot of folks are outraged that Jamie-Lynn Spears is pregnant. I fail to see the problem. Jamie-Lynn is clearly not going on welfare; her single motherhood will not financially burden any of the people who are complaining. And at risk of outraging fans of high culture, it’s quite likely that Jamie’s baby will grow up to entertain and delight my grandchildren’s generation.
But Jamie-Lynn’s a “role model”? Well, let me ask you a question: Would your rather become a grandparent too soon (say, when your daughter is sixteen), or never? If, like me, your answer is the former, then Jamie-Lynn is a better role model for today’s youth than the numerous celebrities who embrace voluntary childlessness.
Why not lash out at them, instead? Because it’s none of our business? OK, then!