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Unpacking #Youthification

There’s a conversation afoot about “youthification,” which means acting younger. Apparently, moms do it, businesses should do it, neighborhoods are doing it, and entire cities want to do it more. After reviewing several articles about this term, I have identified several assumptions in the conversations about “youthification”: All Youth Are the Same: This conversation about youthification generally revolves around the idea that […]

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The Government’s Responsibility To Young People

A few days ago I made an unusual sidestep and argued that national and community service programs should supplant government funding with local sources of funding, and scale back accordingly. This is unusual for several reasons, the primary among them being that I believe it is the paramount duty of a democratic government to ensure […]