Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Societal Disconnect?

Arnold Kling makes an interesting note after revealing that many high schoolers are more interested in starting their own business than working for large organizations.

While I, and Kling, support the notion of an entrepeneurial spirit, there is a strange disconnect amoung these young people:
You would think that entrepreneurial ambitions and dislike of bureaucracy would translate into support for smaller government. But that does not show up in the aggregate.
I think I have a generic assertion: the sense of entitlement.

What will be interesting for this generation of young people is how hard it is to start one's own business and how much effort has to go into it. Those who do, and demonstrate a willingness to work hard will be rewarded handsomely.

Those who don't will work for the government.

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