A couple years back Chip Smith asked me to share my thoughts on antinatalism, in the vein of my Stirner-flavored intro to “The Myth of Natural Rights“. At the time he was considering the more black-nail-polish title “Against Life, Against Death”. I cranked up the snark factor and sent it off, then forgot about it for a while. I was reminded of it again when Jim Crawford highlighted Feminist X’s egoist justification for having children and asked if he would like to read the essay. He said sure, so I sent it off and now he’s got it up over there. The comments aren’t open there until he posts a rebuttal, but they are open here.

VERY BELATED UPDATE: Jim’s rebuttal. Chip linked to it in the comments, but not everybody reads those.