...but I have discussed, researched, and mentally digested the concepts of paternalism and authoritarianism and the consequences on this and all previous societies for adopting them numerous times over the course of my life, both here and many other places. Hence, though I understand I am not always right, I am not going to be convinced that more of the same of what we have now is going to be some type of solution. You speak as if these are "fresh" ideas (your word), when they are actually "the same old, same old" around here and throughout the mainstream media deluge. The idea that youths are people worthy of respect, who deserve to be emancipated and judged on their individual merits, and that moral panics and witch hunts are a bad thing for the people are they supposedly designed to "protect", are actually fresher ideas by far than any mainstream ideas.
That said, I did appreciate your economic analysis to a large extent, but I did not agree with some of your solutions. You need to expect to be challenged if people disagree, especially if you were the one to launch the challenge in the first place.