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Mises Institute and Intergenerational Conflict

As we near the end of another year, I reflect on where CDOT has been and the issues raised over the last 3 years. Years spent in research, advocacy, writings, meetings, travel, and raising awareness. It has been frustrating to see what is happening to our industry, a microcosm of society at large. This explains why this Mises article says so much and definitely a worthwhile read for all. It helps to understand why most young dentists are so difficult to engage with.

Jeff Deist writes referring to a British online magazine Spiked, “Family, religion, and civil society don't play nearly the same role for young people today as for Baby Boomers, who rebelled against all three. What we're left with, in the view of many Americans, is a society where government is the only thing we all belong to. Many scoff at the notion of any natural order, without recognizing that government simply substitutes an unnatural political order run by those in power.” Sadly this sounds like our own professional organizations.

The full article can be read here.