Biggergov

by Patrick Appel

Millennials are not afraid of big government. Derek Thompson notes:

What I find interesting, if not entirely revelatory, is that Millennials are stoked about the goals of liberal government (more than two-thirds support sustainable eco-solutions, universal health care, alternative energies) but pretty ambivalent about the means...Of course we don't have strong opinions about economic strategy: We're waiting to see if Obama's tactics work first. And if they don't, the big government generation could slow its leftish shift.

After all, let's remember: about two-thirds of this group once supported the Iraq War.

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