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The Tom Woods Show

Ep. 1050 How State and Society Invented Adolescence, and Screwed Up Young People

The Tom Woods Show
Released on Nov 30, 2017

According to Dr. Robert Epstein, adolescence is an artificial construct of recent vintage, unknown in earlier times or indeed in many parts of the world today. The creation of this category, and the assumptions that inform it (by state and society alike) have harmed young people, he argues, and are responsible for the anxiety and angst we associate with the teenage years. These problems are not evident in cultures that lack this category. We explore Dr. Epstein's thesis and book in today's episode.

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