In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism.
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.
The survey, however, is misleading. The United States economy is not capitalist in the true sense of the word.
Instead, it is a crony capitalist economic system dominated by large multinational corporations that buy politicians, establish monopolies, and rely on state intervention to eliminate competitors and gain special privileges in regard to regulation and taxation.
It may also be viewed as a corporatist system, a partnership between private corporations and the state. The father of modern fascism, Benito Mussolini, described fascism as a corporatist system.
True capitalism is based on laissez-faire economics, a free market, private enterprise and, contrary to the system in place today, a strict separation of state and business.
“A purely capitalist economy ought to have the following characteristics: private ownership of the means of production and capital; low levels of taxation and regulation; competition unfettered by subsidies, bailouts, and protectionism; and the free flow of goods, services, and capital both domestically and internationally,” writes Marian L. Tupy. “Lastly, and here the government does have a crucial role to play, a capitalist economy ought to have an independent and efficacious judiciary that protects life, liberty, and property, and punishes fraud and theft.”
First off I do not listen and read anything that Alex Jones writes as this op-ed above.He scares me like Scientology.But this definition was good ,I think.
It is not about the definition, it is about the Millennials being so damned propagandized/brainwashed as to be neutered of their own opinions.This sets up all kinds of voids for the filling of their pastry heads with the wrong fillings. AND DONT THINK THAT THE ONES DOING THIS DONT KNOW IT...
It is high time for all Americans to get involved in the PTA again and a fervent involvement. A in their face involvement. A we will not take no for an answer involvement....We also need to be in the Pizza places and beer pubs and burger joints to 'grass roots' their brains and purge them of this malevolence...
The survey may be flawed but it proves an important point which is that academia, in collusion with government and media, have effectively indoctrinated multiple generations of our youth while we thought they were at school getting an education. Instead, they were being brainwashed by the enemies of America, those enemies being liberals, communists, and socialists, all of whom HATE America and its historical adherence to capitalism.
This will be a challenge to reverse for as a salesman of many years, I have found that the biggest challenge I faced in sales, after establishing trust, was to change a person's mind or attitude. Once people have a belief system in place, they are reluctant to change as they have developed a commitment to their beliefs. Any effort to change that belief system can threaten their world so they naturally resist change. It is why communists wanted to gain control of our educational system for they knew that if they could create a system whereby children were taught from an early age that capitalism is evil, whites are racist, and government is good, the children would accept that indoctrination without even questioning those premises.
This survey proves that their indoctrination has been extremely effective for we now have a large portion of our youth who actually believe that BS to the point where they will defy any effort to correct the lies they were fed, even to the point of becoming violent in their defense as OWS has proven repeatedly.
In the end, we must remove all communists, socialists, and liberals from positions of power for they have demonstrated by their actions that they are all committed to the destruction of our society and our economy. If we do not remove them from positions of authority and power, they will continue to indoctrinate our children until one day our own children will turn on us as the Hitler Jugen turned on their parents, family, and friends after being effectively brainwashed by the lies and propaganda of Goebels and Hitler.
Mike, you hit several good points in that but I would add fascism to the list also making it all the authoritarians out there.
I wouldn't say whites are racist but I would say people are but it's not really racism which is the problem, it's authoritarian collectivism. Racism is when one race works as a collective or tries to create a collective of hate or anger towards another race (group). About the only difference with Authoritarian collectivism is race is not an issue but it's still about hate or anger towards another group.
I am a millennial and the problem starts at the school level... When I was in school EVERYTHING was liberal biased... Naturally I identified as a democrat and even "supported" Obama as he was the "cool" choice... it wasn't til just this year (first year without school) I could look at the issues and saw just how wrong everything I learned was... My generation is young and only has what they learned in schools to base their opinions off of...
For me once I looked at history my while views completely changed... The notion that capitalism is bad is exactly what you would think if you attended our schools! Everything in terms of politics was a lie... The good news is if someone like me can wake up there is lots of hope for my generation to wake up and see past the lies that we grew up believing...
All I needed to know to become conservative was the fact EVERY great moment in our nations history was done under strong "conservative" leadership... I put that in quotation marks because I think its a misconception... To me what we believe as tea party patriots is the Constitutional Values in which ALLOW minorities, misfits, and everyday people like myself to be voicing my opinion this very minute and being heard.
Back to the point.... Schools tell us that capitalism is about greed... I was taught to see the people who built this country as money hungry pigs when infact it was through the jobs they created that gave the citizens of this country the means to support their families.. I was taught conservative beliefs were corrupt because they suported business yet was never taught that through businesses THATS where my parents and their parents got the most social benefits...
Bottom line capitalism is the single greatest thing and IS the American Dream... While hopeful my generation wakes up I am also sympathetic as this is how we were taught..