Poll: Millennials And Gen Z Are Fans Of Socialism (Is Capitalism Redeemable?)

Hot Air | 3/11/2019 | Staff
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Axios published the results of a Harris poll Sunday which found that Millennials and Gen Z are more “embracing socialism.” Actually, the poll didn’t ask about any particular definition of socialism, it simply asked if respondents would prefer living in a socialist country. Nearly half of Millennial and Gen Z respondents said yes. Does that mean they want the U.S. to be more like Sweden or Cuba? My guess is the former though I’d bet money fewer than 1 in 10 could explain the difference.

Most of the rest of the questions were about policy positions including “Abolishing ICE” and universal health care which are popular on the left. The findings were summed up in this chart:

Zeldin - Dems - Spineless - Disgusting - Resolution

Zeldin to Dems: Do you really want to know why I'm voting against your "spineless and disgusting" resolution?

It’s all a bit vague but I’d say this sounds like an endorsement of European social democracy. The problem, of course, is that that’s not what the most popular socialist on the scene is promoting. As Jazz noted earlier today, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be envisioning a future in which work is optional. I’m not sure what that is but it’s somewhere to the left of communism. Under communism, you were expected to work for your government check, even if the work was sweeping dust from one side of the street to the other and back again.

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Also, noteworthy is that AOC said at the same South...
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