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Do not underestimate Millennial Socialism


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Professor Len Shackleton writes for CapX

In the Media

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for Conservative Home

IEA Head of Political Economy, Dr Kristian Niemietz, has urged supporters of the free market economy not to underestimate the popularity of socialism amongst millennials. Citing his own research, Kristian suggested people do not ‘grow out’ of socialism as polling shows steady support for left wing policies in people in their forties.

Kristian said: “Millennial Socialism cannot be dismissed as an expression of youthful naivete, a lack of real-world experience, or as a passing phase. Rather, among politically engaged Millennials, socialist opinions have become default opinions. Default positions can be changed, but only with active efforts. They do not change on their own“.

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