Powerblog: Millennials, Entrepreneurship, and Hope

Today at the Acton PowerBlog, I note a recent article at FEE by Zachary Slayback (who I will give my 2016 award for most badass last name) on the decline in entrepreneurship among those under 30, emphasizing the importance of Christian hope:

Slayback argues that our education system discourages this sort of thinking. I don’t disagree, but I would add the benefit of Christian hope to the need for education reform. Indeed, while I’m sometimes skeptical of the claim, many say that Millennials are less religious and less Christian as a generation, a decline that would correlate with the decline in entrepreneurship among the young as well.

Whether that is due to a common factor is an open question, of course. But if, despite such anti-entrepreneurial education, a person truly believes that Jesus Christ overcame death by his death and created the Church out of a bunch of quarrelsome fishermen — a big risk! — then perhaps she would be more likely to imagine that the risks of enterprise are not too much for her and that earthly failures are not the end of a truly heavenly life.

Read the whole post here.