This is not a leading question. It is not meant as a setup or trap. To the contrary, I’m asking the question because I have not yet formed an opinion. Why, then, is it that so many millennials are drawn to socialism?
I posted this on Twitter and got a robust response, with lots of insightful answers: “Can someone explain this to me? The younger generation in America has grown up during a time of virtually unapparelled national prosperity and ease (generally speaking), yet so many are advocating socialism. Why do you think that is? (Honest question.)”
A CNN headline dated June 28, 2018 declared, “Millennials are much more open to socialism.”
A February 14, 2019 article in the Economist focused on, “The resurgent left. Millennial socialism.”
And a March 4, 2019 headline in the Washington Times announced, “Millennials agree: ‘Calling yourself a socialist sounds sexier.’”
The question is why.
Why would so many young people who have been so materially blessed by capitalism be so fascinated by socialism?
Is it because they don’t understand it?
Is it because they are all about “fairness” and “equality”?
Is it a protest against the rich?
Is it because they’re reacting against materialism and consumerism?
Is it because they feel entitled to a free handout?
On August 7, 2017, Prof. Jay Richards penned an important article for the Stream titled, “On Communism and Socialism, Many Americans Are Still Clueless.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown