Why Are So Many People Losing Faith In Capitalism?

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According to new polling, just half of young Americans hold a favorable view of capitalism. This tracks with other, similar polls, but why is it happening? What is it about capitalism that is so unappealing to young people? In this episode, we’ll discuss the trend away from capitalism, the appeal of socialism as an alternative, and consider what normal people can do to help hasten the demise of the predatory, outdated system that is capitalism.

Why Are So Many People Losing Faith In Capitalism? – Second Thought
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Citations and Further Reading:

Axios Poll:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/curiosity/axios-capitalism-update/

McCarthyism and the Red Scare:
https://oxfordre.com/americanhistory/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001.0001/acrefore-9780199329175-e-6

Socialist Party platform 1912:
http://sageamericanhistory.net/progressive/docs/SocialistPlat1912.htm

Debs "How I Became A Socialist"
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/eugene-debs-how-i-became-a-socialist

Works of Eugene Debs:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/debs/index.htm

US healthcare ranking among peer nations:
https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletter-article/us-ranks-last-among-seven-countries-health-system-performance

US maternity leave ranking among peer nations:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/27/maternity-leave-us-policy-worst-worlds-richest-countries
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/12/16/u-s-lacks-mandated-paid-parental-leave/

Decline of unions in the US:
https://psmag.com/economics/what-caused-the-decline-of-unions-in-america

Union busting in the US:
https://www.epi.org/publication/unlawful-employer-opposition-to-union-election-campaigns/

Russia (Soviet period) life expectancy: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1041395/life-expectancy-russia-all-time/

Thomas Sankara documentary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Vlt41HPUE

List of free socialist literature:
https://www.marxists.org/ebooks/

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