A native-born Rhode Islander, educated in Providence Public Schools, went to college in North Carolina and a political junkie and pessimistic optimist.

2 responses to “Millennials Will Be the Optimistic Generation”

  1. jgardner

    “We have faith in [government], a faith that just isn’t matched by older generations.”
     
    And some might call that naive given the frequent reports of gov’t abuse of taxpayer dollars (consequently why many, like myself, take a very dim view of taxes and tax increases especially).

  2. RightToWork

    I recently listened to an interview that Milton Friedman gave shortly before he died. He said that he was optimistic about the future because standard of living has increased so much over his lifetime and each century has been undeniably better than the previous, but what made him nervous was that the people who lived through all the failed economic interventionism of the 70′s (price controls, quotas, high taxes, etc.) and were dissuaded from them as a result will be dead in 20 to 30 years and sentiment will again turn away from markets and toward various forms of central economic planning or interventionism. Perhaps these “new ideas” of the millenials are really just “old ideas” that are being “rediscovered” as those who remember die off.

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