Ignorance, Incentives, and Meaning
By Bryan Caplan
In “Making Babies – the New Biology and the ‘Old’ Morality,” Leon Kass writes:
[T]he cloned individual’s belief in the openness of his own future may be undermined, and with it, his freedom to be himself. Ignorance of what lies ahead is a source of hope to the miserable, a spur to the talented, a necessary support for a tolerable—let alone worthy–life for all.
Critique using basic information economics and/or empirical psychology.
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