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The Future Of America? – More Than Half Of All U.S. Adults Under Age 30 Now Reject Capitalism

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

A shocking new survey has found that support for capitalism is dying in America.  In fact, more than half of all adults in the United States under the age of 30 say that they do not support capitalism at this point.  You might be tempted to dismiss them as “foolish young people”, but the truth is that they are the future of America.  As older generations die off, they will eventually become the leaders of this country.  And of course our nation has not resembled anything close to a capitalist society for quite some time now.  In a recent article, I listed 97 different taxes that Americans pay each year, and some Americans actually end up returning more than half of what they earn to the government by the time it is all said and done.  So at best it could be said that we are running some sort of hybrid system that isn’t as far down the road toward full-blown socialism as most European nations are.  But without a doubt we are moving in that direction, and our young people are going to be cheering every step of the way.

When I first heard of this new survey from Harvard University, I was absolutely stunned.  The following is from what the Washington Post had to say about it…

The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it.

It isn’t clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points.

Could it be possible that young adults were confused by the wording of the survey?

Well, other polls have come up with similar results

The university’s results echo recent findings from Republican pollster Frank Luntz, who surveyed 1,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 26 and found that 58% of respondents believed socialism to be the “more compassionate” political system when compared to capitalism. And when participants were asked to sum up the root of America’s problem in one word, 29% said “greed.”

This trend among our young people is very real, and you can see it in their support of Bernie Sanders.  For millions upon millions of young adults in America today, Hillary Clinton is not nearly liberal enough for them.  So they have flocked to Sanders, and if they had been the only ones voting in this election season, he would have won the Democratic nomination by a landslide.

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5 comments to The Future Of America? – More Than Half Of All U.S. Adults Under Age 30 Now Reject Capitalism

  • blounttruth

    The problem is not capitalism, it is the fact that academia is teaching the youth that what we are under today is capitalism. The main issue is that while we do resemble a Socialist system, the money put in by many Americans does not provide a good or service, in other words taxation without representation, and so long as the myth that this is capitalism is presented, the more and more youth will reject the present system. This is surely by design, and the political class eat all they can in taxes so long as the masses remain calm. In Italy, France and other European nations their taxes are tracked and on each paycheck it shows where every cent of their taxes are being spent, in America on your pay stub you can see that FICA and SS, but that pretty much sums up what the government will allow you to see where your hard earned labor goes. So while they protest, whine, and cry, the fact is they are not looking at the right thing. They are taught that capitalism is bad, yet are not educated enough to realize that crony capitalism will always be run in the same manner, and it is never for the benefit of the tax payer.

  • Think , for once , the younger generation has learned ……

  • Millicent

    Aloha is still alive… screw all of this contrived crap.

  • Eric

    Little spoiled rotten thieves.

  • d

    DEWEY and his ilk captured the education system many years ago…and today is their crowning result…..imho

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