Because they’ve been taught to worship the state and to fear a life that isn’t bubble wrapped for them. The helicopter parents and the post modernists in academia and the media have sown some ugly seeds. They’ve bred a generation that lacks the pioneer spirit that has long defined this country.
8 years of Obama, a president who embraced statism generally and crony capitalism specifically, didn’t help things either.
(From The Washington Times)
Where millennials struggled compared to other generations was in the identification of capitalism. Just 51 percent correctly said capitalism is the “economic system based on free markets and the rule of law with legal protections for private ownership.” That was by far the lowest of any age cohort. Americans as a whole correctly identified capitalism 67 percent of the time.
Millennials are also less likely to have a negative view of communism. Just 36 percent said they had a “very unfavorable” impression of the system, and only 44 percent said they would be insulted if described as a communist.
As a whole, 56 percent of Americans view communism very unfavorably, and 63 percent would be insulted to be associated with the ideology.
One possible explanation for the millennial infatuation with socialism is that 53 percent of the cohort reports feeling burdened by the economy.
Millennials were the only age group more likely to say America’s economic system “works against me” rather than “works for me.” Gen Z had the most positive impression of the economy, with 66 percent saying it “works for me,” although many of them have yet to enter the workforce.