Despite a horrendous unemployment rate of 45% for this age group – almost as bad as Spain’s and Greece’s – about 60% of America’s young adults believe that the government should get out of their lives.
Even more amazing, half believe that the government is not helping the economy.
Two-thirds are favorable to entrepreneurship.
These opinions were made clear in a recent poll sponsored by the Young America Foundation.
Unfortunately, only 44% think that free markets are positive.
On the whole, this is bad news for the university social science departments that teach Keynesianism, Marxism, and welfare state politics. They control the classrooms, but they do not control their students’ minds.