Is it good for people to be born?

Assuming their lives will be worth living (whatever that means). They sure like it once they are born, and it would require a strange accounting for value if the same event can be worthless before it happens and valuable after. On the other hand, common intuitions are firm that having babies is neither good nor bad, as long as you don’t expect them to have a bad life (an asymmetric constraint which makes things even stranger).


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