David Theroux, Lars Larson, Youtube discussed on Lars Larson
Fox News. back to the LARs Larson show. It's a Wednesday night. Glad to have you with me, and I'll get back to your phone calls and emails shortly at eight six six. Hey, LARs, that's eight six six four three nine five to seven seven emails to talk at LARs Larson dot com. Well, thanks to Bernie Sanders and oh Kazuyo Cortez. Young Alexandria, socialism is seeing a bit of a rebirth among US millennials, and that's a tough one for me to wrap my head around. So I thought we talked to David Theroux who's the founder president and chief executive officer of the independent institute and the publisher of the independent review. David welcome back to the program. Thank you, LARs. Well, I'm I'm glad you're here too. But what I'm not glad of is to see millennials attaching themselves to socialism, and I guess I see this is kind of a watershed change in America. I think I can speak for myself accurately, the when I left high school about forty years ago everybody which wasn't the dark ages of the late nineteen seventies. We're at the tail end of Jimmy Carter's Virgil recession and things were looking kind of bleak before Ronald Reagan came in. But I remember almost everyone I knew in school couldn't wait to move out of mom and dad's house and strike out on their own whether it was to college or a job get their own apartment pay their own bills. Be responsible for themselves. What's happened between then? And now that has millennials say, we're we don't want to move out of mom and dad's house, and by the way, we like the government to pay our bills for us in a socialist setting. Well, a lot has happened. The government has grown enormously not just in spending and regulation, but in debt and the opportunities that the millennial generation stays have been greatly reduced as a result there. They've come to become somewhat cynical understandably, and we have found that according to the major surveys of millennials which includes the work of research center, and the Harvard institute of politics that millennials have landed on essentially five questions because they feel constrained with little opportunity and the five questions are held a day after student loan debt. How can they get a good job? How can we ever afford a house afford healthcare that that is going to be right for them? And why is the government spying on them? The results of this is millennials have lost confidence in the American system and David looking around for answers. But they don't know who to trust. So the, of course, millennials were not around pretty much during the Cold War. They didn't know about the reality of socialism. In the Soviet Union and eastern bloc and so forth and even in China in some respects. So to them the idea is how do they make ends meet and as human beings, they're open to getting free stuff. So the other factor that came into play was they coming out of the the public school system and not of colleges. Basically the narrative taught us to progressive narrative that government just solution to everything. And they believe that they've been taught to believe that the two thousand eight recession the great recession was caused by capitalism and free markets ridge that greed, drove this problem. And as result, the American system bailed out people who responsible for it. Even though the reality of it is that was federal policies that created the bubble. And then the bailout just made it continued essentially instead of having the economy Kirk Lee adjust to the problem. So what we found was there's an opportunity actually to reach millennials lineal generation is the largest generation American history. It's about eighty three million Americans. And since they don't watch the six o'clock news. They don't read the newspaper magazines. They get most of their information from YouTube as far as news and entertainment. So we developed a video series too. Target millennials not so much a series of videos that is preaching to them about what to think, but more of a story that essentially features millennials figuring out these five questions, and it's funny. It's a satire and the first season of the series is called love goes has reached over eight point two million combined views on YouTube. We've just released the second season about a week ago. And it's similarly skyrocket up, and we're we target mainstream millennials from the process and the results of this is young people seeing through the the narrative of the progressive narratives and also the view that they can get something for nothing. Is there a possibility that we could go back and reach kids on this? All sounds great. And I'd like to help, you know, remind people have them pass it on. Can we go back to some of the kids as early as high school and persuade them that they're being sold a Bill of goods when they're told that all of you should go to.