If youth is wasted on the young, then the youth vote is being wasted on President Barack Obama, who has easily carried 18-to-29-year-old voters in both of his elections. That's a shame, writes Nick Gillespie, because

From virtually every possible angle, Obama is helping to diminish the prospects for today's younger generation. First and foremost, his response to the Great Recession - stimulus and the massive piling up of debt - is slowing the recovery. Massive regulatory schemes such as Dodd-Frank and the creation of huge new soul-and-bucks-sucking programs such as Obamacare weigh heavily on the economy now and in the future too.