Society and Culture

Young socialists are a real force in the battle of ideas

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

In an op-ed for The Telegraph, IEA Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz wrote about his latest paper ‘Left turn ahead‘, which includes polling that suggests younger people are hostile to capitalism and hold positive views of socialist alternatives.

Kristian said: “One of the main findings from my report is that it is no longer true that young people “grow out” of socialism as they get older, in the way some previous generations did. Socialist ideas are just as popular among people in their early 40s as among people in their late teens, or if anything, slightly more so. This is not a fleeting effect, and it will not go away on its own. The case for capitalism has to be made anew, and won anew”.

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