Mark Anderson on the link between marriage and children
Mark Anderson on the link between children and marriage:
"The state's not interested in my love life as such, or my romantic feelings," he says. "We don't need the state regulating that."Nicely put. Check it all out here.
But the state does have an interest in seeing that relationships that result in children are permanent and monogamous, to ensure their care and feeding, he says. Otherwise, the state might have to help with their support.
"Marriage is the way the state non-coercively incentivizes me to be in the institution that does best for children," Anderson says.