Young people, political myths, and curating choice. This week on RealClear Radio Hour we’re dig into a myriad of topics from the democratic socialist fad sweeping millennials to the dysfunction of the two party system that is so entrenched in American politics.
My first guest this week is Jared Meyer, fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of Disinherited: How Washington is Betraying America’s Young. Jared helps us decode capitalism, socialism, and the latest fad—democratic socialism. Meyer argues that while millennials are sympathetic to democratic socialist rhetoric, the realities of the ideology don’t actually align with their beliefs.
Following Jared is my old friend Matt Kibbe. Matt, a personal, civil, and economic liberties advocate and author of Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto, contrasts the modern a la carte world of products, services, and opinions with the two party system’s dearth of choice. Kibbe, who remains hopeful about our political future, is launching FreeThePeople.org to engage the independent millennial generation in cultural and political discourse.