Americans Aged 18-29 Have a More Favorable View Towards Socialism Than CapitalismSubmitted by Paulreal on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:49
A recent Pew poll showed that young people IN THE UNITED STATES view socialism more favorably than capitalism.
You can view the charts here by age category:
What do you think are some of the reasons for the "socialization of America's youth"?
Here are some of my guesses:
-constant bombardment of anti capitalistic messages from the Main Stream Media & public schools;
-growing up with government programs like social security, pell grants & unemployment insurance;
-growing up In a cashless/credit card (debt based) society where they don't see the value of things in tangible exchanges;
-child labor laws and regulations that prevent kids from working and running lemonade stands in their formative years and the futility of even trying to work your way through an expensive debt financed 4 year college program;
-growing up with out the threat or recent memory of the harm done to the world by the German Socialst party, the NAZIs and Communist Russia;
-a lack of understanding of history and economics;
-the financial crisis of 2008 ad the anti capitalist responses (Michael Moore's "capitalism a love story", occupy wall street
movement) and the massive government response;
-Federal Reserve quantitative easing, stimulus and bailouts that supposedly "saved us"; and
-president obamas frequent socialist remarks-"spread the wealth around", "free markets don't work,never have", "you didn't build that" "millionaires and billionaires need to pay their 'fair share'"