Young people

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Young people are frequently a topic of libertarian discussion. In Bureaucracy, Ludwig von Mises writes about the German youth movement and the fate of the rising generation within a bureaucratic environment:[1]

It was in vain that the Italian Fascists made a hymn to youth their party song and that the Austrian socialists taught the children to sing: “We are young and this is fine.” The only right that young people enjoy under this system is to be docile, submissive, and obedient. There is no room for unruly innovators who have their own ideas.

This is more than a crisis of the youth. It is a crisis of progress and civilization. Mankind is doomed when the youths are deprived of the opportunity to remodel society according to their own fashion.

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