Are Millennials going to become the great Libertarian generation?

A recent post at the Students for Liberty blog by James Padilioni Jr. seems to suggest so.

Millennial Libertarianism: A Manifesto

Much talk is often made within Students For Liberty about defining a second wave of libertarianism. Alexander McCobin has spoken publicly  on this topic, and he has defined the yearning of Generation Y as being largely libertarian, albeit not always described so discreetly. But by crediting aspects of the 21st century’s convergence of technology, globalization, Internet culture, and growing social tolerance, the implicit impulses of this current youth generation have never before been so largely supportive of various conceptions of individual freedom.  It is this common “libertarian culture” that gives Alexander and all of us here at SFL the optimism regarding the long-term success of our highest values, that being the emergence of a free academy and a free society.

However, we have only just begun truly defining what the second wave, or more accurately the “youthful wave” of libertarianism  represents. All throughout the weekend of ISFLC13, the pervading message from the Bleeding Heart Libertarians panel, panels highlighting women and black libertarian history, Magatte Wade’s rousing Sunday keynote, LearnLiberty’s focus on telling your personal story, and Jeff Tucker’s renewed optimism for the future, issued a vision for what a newly-conceived youthful wave of libertarianism could possibly look and sound like. How it would craft stories and appeal to sentiment as well as quantitative data, and how it could engage culture in a deliberate way. The youthful wave of libertarianism thinks in the terms of social entrepreneurship, is aware of the importance of building a brand, and has come of age in a world where the Internet has made the human act of creation easier than it has ever been before.