21 May Young Americans and the Delusional Appeal of Socialism
April 23, 2021
Surveys claim that younger Americans favor socialism far more than preceding generations. What accounts for this fatal attraction and how can we reverse it? What role does social media—which young people remain glued to—have in this apparent leftward trend? On the other hand, what potential does social media have for generating greater appreciation for liberty and enterprise?
In this compelling Lighthouse Briefing, Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker addresses these questions and more with Chloe Anagnos and Jonathan Hofer—two young, Independent Institute staffers who are careful observers of their own generation (“Millennial” and “Gen Z”).
Chloe Anagnos is Director of Marketing, Outreach and Sales at the Independent Institute.
Jonathan Hofer is Research and Marketing Associate at the Independent Institute.
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:
"Love Gov 1.0: From First Date to Mandate"
"Love Gov 2.0: A Crisis Not to Waste"
"Recommended Readings on Education"
"Recommended Readings on Civil Rights"
"Recommended Readings on the Folly of Socialism"
BUY THE BOOKS:
"Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education," by James Tooley
"Alienation and the Soviet Economy: The Collapse of the Socialist Era," by Paul Craig Roberts, with a foreword by Aaron Wildavsky
"Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure" (Revised and Updated Edition), by Randy Simmons
"Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate" (Revised and Expanded Third Edition), by S. Fred Singer, David R. Legates and Anthony R. Lupo, with forewords by Frederick Seitz and William Happer
"Race & Liberty in America: The Essential Reader," edited by Jonathan J. Bean
"In All Fairness: Equality, Liberty, and the Quest for Human Dignity," edited by Robert M. Whaples, Michael C. Munger, and Christopher J. Coyne, with a foreword by Richard A. Epstein
"Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History," by Randall G. Holcombe, with a foreword by Barry R. Weingast
"Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government," by Robert Higgs, with a foreword by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
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