Congress vs. Capitalism: What is Less Popular?


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According to the article Freedom and Capitalism Don’t Mix,
corporate-capitalismDid you know that 42% of Americans believe that capitalism hasn’t worked out so well for us? According to a Brookings Institution’s July survey, more than a quarter of Americans say capitalism is working “not too well” while 16% say capitalism is working “not at all well.””There is no democracy in Capitalism.”These numbers are shocking, frankly. You may recall a time way back before 2007 when such things were simply not said in polite company. Economic calamity and dirty hippies pitching tents on sidewalks across the country may have destigmatized anti-capitalist ideas just enough that some academic in an ivory tower decided to ask a question in a survey. Surprisingly, that survey got published by an institution of some repute. Regular people answered, and it turns out that more than 4 out of 10 of us don’t care much for our sacred system of unfettered free markets.