Re: Youth vs. Teenager

A very interesting interview on the subject of teenagers and adolescents of psychologist Robert Epstein. He believes adolescence is an artificial extension of childhood, that teenagers have more competence than we allow them to exhibit, and that our child-labor and compulsory schooling laws are counter-productive and keep teens from obtaining adulthood (and the rights and responsibilities that that entails) sooner. Although his solution rely’s on a coercivist institution, government, it would be a step in the right direction.