Did Baby Boomers “Misunderstand Freedom”?

An Irish Times article by John Waters takes an interesting perspective. Quoting a New York Times interview with novelist, Kurt Andersen, a poignant question arises: Did the Beat and Hippie movements accomplish their objectives?

Said Andersen:

“Going forward, the youthful masses of every age would be permitted as never before to indulge their self-expressive and hedonistic impulses. But capitalists in return would be unshackled as well, free to indulge their own animal spirits with fewer and fewer fetters in the forms of regulation, taxes or social opprobrium.”

What do you think? Does freedom extend in every direction?

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