Youth: The Arrows in our Collective Quiver

The cover of the September issue of Entrepreneur magazine featured a thirteen-year-old girl in a pink dress, sucking on a lollipop. She’s the founder and CEO of a multimillion-dollar company. The same month, Mother Jones reported on a generation of American students drowning in debt.

Across the globe, the contrasts are even starker. Wealthy Chinese students drive their Maseratis to class in Canadian and American colleges, while Syrian kids under bombardment learn their times tables in abandoned caves.

Youth is coming, says Entrepreneur editor Jason Feifer, to replace us. Should we be scared or delighted?

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