Do Students Really Prefer Socialism?.- I’ve read polls that suggest as many as 50% of US college students favor Socialism over Capitalism. That is not entirely surprising. When I was in college (1969 to 1973), the rate was probably about the same.
When you are in the later stage of your rebellious phase, carving out a radical view of the world is fun and exciting. In my day, though, for the most part we understood what Socialism meant: the forceful redistribution of wealth in hopes of making the world more fair. Today, they have a different idea. They believe that wealthy people acquire their wealth through inheritance, exploitation, and buying and selling stocks – not through risk and hard work.