Future Left Podcast Ep. 45: The New Red Scare
Just in time for (the day after) Halloween: SOCIALISM IS COMING TO GET YOUR KIDS. Young people everywhere aren't afraid of socialism and don't view it as the end of everything in America (especially freedom). We talk through some of the numbers and some of the speculation being cast to understand why millennials, who will have entered the job market around 2008 when large banks almost destroyed the global economy and who were then asked to get a fucking unpaid internship in order to get the experience necessary to get a job that will be automated in 10 years, aren't so stoked about capitalism.
The main stories we discussed:
The Federalist's meanness against pinko millennials: http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/15/why-so-many-millennials-are-socialists/
Washington Post on public views on Socialism: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/26/a-majority-of-millennials-now-reject-capitalism-poll-shows/
NY Review of Books on Marxism & today: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/10/karl-marx-yesterday-and-today