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the s-word

09.25.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

I know it’s weak evidence (it it is evidence at all), but at least my claim that consumerism may engender a critical view of capitalism and even support the plausibility of socialist concepts has just become a little less unlikely: In what generally is seen as the homeland of consumer capitalism, the USA, the young are losing their aversion against the term “socialism” and building up a dislike towards the notion of “capitalism”.

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