Thursday, May 17, 2018

So ... What's With The Millennials? (Part 4)


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For many millennials, socialism isn't the "dirty word" it once was
By Janet Nguyen and David Brancaccio
May 17, 2018
Thousands of people gather to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a presidential campaign rally at the Prince William County Fairground back in 2015 in Manassas, Virginia.     - 
Millennials are living through a massive upheaval in our economy. From the aftereffects of the Great Recession to the displacement of workers due to automation, they're inheriting conditions vastly differ than previous generations.
So which economic systems do they think will work? How well do they think the government is doing in tackling our country's economic issues?
GenForward — an ongoing study that looks at how millennials think about major societal issues, with special attention to race and ethnicity — recently posed questions like these to them.
"The lessening of opportunities, quite often for those who are most vulnerable, have an impact on how these young people think about the economy," said Cathy Cohen, lead investigator of GenForward and a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.
She joined us to discuss the study's latest findings on millennials' views toward capitalism and socialism, and how big of a role they think our federal government should have.
Socialism vs. Capitalism
Janet Nguyen/Marketplace
Millennials have mixed views toward capitalism: While a majority of Asian-Americans and white millennials have favorable views toward it, only 34 percent of African-Americans and 45 percent of Latinos do. (Note: GenForward asked millennials if they were favorable toward capitalism separately from asking if they were favorable to socialism. They were not asked if they favored one over the other.)
Meanwhile, African-Americans and Latinos expressed greater support for socialism. Cohen pointed out that economic indicators like unemployment are worse for them than other groups, which may play a role in their thinking. The African-American unemployment rate, for instance, is 7.4 percent — about double that of white unemployment.
“When you think about kind of their lived experience and think about their kind of economic conditions, they for sure are thinking, ‘Well, why wouldn't I be open to socialism if in fact it can provide more economic opportunities for me, for my family and my community?’” Cohen said. "For many [millennials], socialism is not the dirty word that it was for other generations."
Fifty-six percent of Asian-Americans hold favorable views on capitalism, while 59 percent also hold favorable views on socialism. The study said this may be because Asian-American millennials were not clear about the definition of these concepts, or because they do not view capitalism and socialism as competing opposites.
"We can't control for how respondents think about these issues. But I would suggest that I think for many young people, there was a kind of reintroduction to socialism in the form of Bernie Sanders — who many people thought of as someone's grandfather," Cohen said. "And so the idea that there's a kind of scary socialist country somewhere that is repressing its people was challenged by the ideas of Bernie Sanders, who talked about free tuition and economic stability for all people."
The role of the U.S. federal government
Janet Nguyen/Marketplace
Millennials across race and ethnicity favor a strong government to handle economic issues.
“They do not believe, in fact, that the free market alone can handle the economic issues that face the country, and in particular, face their generation,” Cohen said.
Less than 40 percent of millennials of any race think that the free market can handle today’s economic problems without involvement from the government.
Unsurprisingly, those reactions diverge a bit more when looking at the respondents’ political parties. While less than a quarter of Democratic millennials don’t think the free market can handle today’s complex economic problems, 56 percent of Republicans do.
Is the government doing a good job?
Janet Nguyen/Marketplace
Here’s where you see a reversal of sorts. While many millennials agree that the United States should have a strong government on principle, many don’t agree that the current government is actually doing a good job in strengthening the economy.
Majorities of whites and Asian-Americans think it’s doing a “very” or “somewhat” good job, while less than half of African-Americans and Latinos do.
“Again, I think this reflects kind of their lived experience in terms of economic opportunities,” Cohen said.
And when it comes to political party, 78 percent of Republicans think the federal government is doing a good job to strengthen the economy, while 44 percent of Democrats and 42 percent of independents do.
Janet Nguyen/Marketplace
Some of this may be a referendum on the Trump administration.

“I think especially when we look at the data by party [identification] or partisanship, what we're getting are feelings about the current government and the current president,” Cohen said. But she noted that these responses aren’t entirely feelings about Trump, since there’s a split in the Democratic coalition — Asian-American millennials say the government is in fact doing a good job.
It's not (just) about the money, millennials say
The World Today, by Lauren Williams
16 May 2018
The 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey shows a low point in young people's perception of business ethics. Unsplash: Andy Beales
In a time when tales of corporate greed and misconduct abound, is it any wonder young people's confidence in business ethics has plunged?
This year's annual Deloitte Millennial Survey shows Generation Y's opinion of business motivation and ethics is at the lowest point in three years.
However, despite feeling pessimistic about their economic future, the survey found money was not the sole motivation for the age group that makes up 50 per cent of Australia's workforce.
Millennials not feeling it
Nearly a fifth of 24 to 35-year-olds surveyed in 2018 said reputation for ethical behaviour, diversity and inclusion, as well as workplace wellbeing were important when choosing an employer.
But, according to Deloitte Australia's chief operating officer, David, Hill, millennials see a gap between their priorities and those of employers.

Do millennials believe in their employers' priorities? Not really

Generating JobsImproving SocietyGenerating Profits
Percentage of millennials who think this is what their employer's objectives should be43%39%24%
Percentage of millennials who think this is what their employer's objectives actually are25%25%51%
Source: 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey
"The view is that you should be about profit and purpose, whereas essentially coming through in this survey, millennials feel that many of their employers are all about profit," he said.
This year's survey saw millennials' view of business motivations plunge to its lowest level in three years.
Less than half of those surveyed believe businesses behave ethically, while 83 per cent of those surveyed believe businesses focus more on their bottom line over the good of greater society.

What are millennials' top employer priorities?

Source: Deloitte Insights, 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey
"The concept of corporate social responsibility has been around a long time," Mr Hill said.
"I think what millennials are doing is cutting through the rhetoric to what they see as the action."
Mr Hill pointed to the conduct issues currently in the spotlight, particularly in social media, where this generation is very adept.
"This is a generation, if they see a disconnect between the form and the substance, they'll call it."
What would convince a millennial to stick around?
As in last year's survey, millennials were found to have a low sense of loyalty to their current employer.
But inclusion, flexibility in the workplace and a positive work culture are an important determinant.
"As employers, if we can embrace things like flexibility, truly live diversity and inclusion, live the values that matter to the millennials, then they're likely to be more loyal, more confident and more trusting," Mr Hill said.
Nick Tucker, a psychologist and analyst at AON Hewitt, a human resources consultancy firm, believes expectations of millennials are a product of age, not generation.
"People have different priorities at different life stages in their career.
"For example, when you're starting out and establishing your career, the focus is career progression, the focus is pay, the focus is getting that next step," Mr Tucker said.
He said employers need to understand employees' values to encourage loyalty.

What kind of impact do millennials think society's leaders are having?

NGO and not-for-profit leaders59%23%
Business leaders44%42%
Religious faith leaders33%52%
Political leaders19%71%
Source: 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey
"So the idea is then to go above and beyond.
"One of the common ways you can achieve that is by connecting that employee to the greater purpose."
'Don't call us millennials': Majority of young people say term does not represent them
Olivia Rudgard, social and religious affairs correspondent
08 July 2017
The word "millennial" has become synonymous with the young - but evidence suggests that they are starting to reject it.
According to new research three quarters of under-30s say they do not feel the term represents them and more than a third say they don't even know what it means.
The study, carried out by marketing agency ZAK, argues that those aged between 18 and 30 have been misunderstood by society.
The research suggests that young people have had enough of the negative connotations of the word, and experts say they may have a point.
"It puts them into a category of being selfish and self-interested, and they're not"
Mark Ritson, marketing professor at Melbourne Business School & Singapore Management University, told researchers that "brains don’t change in a decade. We’re still driven by the same goals as our ancestors.”
The paper is one of a series in which scientists challenge the widely-held idea that young people are selfish and workshy. 
Elisabeth Kelan, professor of leadership at the Cranfield School of Management, who has researched millennials in the workplace, agreed that many of the stereotypes about young people have come out of their economic and social circumstances.
"Much of the research is not based on really good evidence. I think it's much more about the experiences that led you to have a specific mindset," she said.
She added that she was "not convinced" that young people were less hard-working than their parents.  "They see it as a marathon not a sprint - it's much more about where that job can take you in the future," she said.
The term "millennial" came about because young people were unhappy at being called "Generation Y" - because it was too closely related to the previous group, Generation X, those born in the mid 1960s to early 1980s, added Professor Kelan.
But now the new term is also falling out of favour.
Professor Cary Cooper, of Manchester business school, said that the term "millennial" had become meaningless because it encompassed too many different groups.
It is normally defined as including those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s.  "It's really quite a wide-ranging group of people.
18-24 year-olds probably have some things in common but the full age group is over 10 years - I don't blame them for getting angry at being lumped together.
"People make generalisations, and no-one likes being put into a category where they don't agree with what the findings are.
"It puts them into a category of being selfish and self-interested, and they're not.
"What I would rather do is seeing other differences examined too - for example between men and women you find big differences," he said.

Young people were shaped by watching their parents divorce, lessening their enthusiasm for romantic commitment, and watching older family members be laid off during the financial crisis, reducing their faith in employers, he added.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Evil World of Disney!


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6 True Stories About Disneyland They Don't Want You to Know
By  Danny Gallagher
April 29, 2010
You think you know the secrets of Disneyland and since you got them from this article, we guess that you're not wrong. But still, it seems quite bold to think the story told and so we'll now correct you -- 
We've said that Disney movies teach bad lessons after spending the day chilling at their park and like so many "[Noun]World"s that you've heard of  the real life is, sadly, just as dark.
Have you ever heard the story of the pubic lice? Or that the park is laced with stray cat shit? Did you know that in Splash Mountain, there are boobies? This Cracked Classic's an old favorite, enjoy iiiiiiiiiit.
This summer, hundreds of thousands of happy children will beg, plead and, if resourceful enough, blackmail their parents into taking them to Disneyland. And it's little wonder why: To children, Disneyland is the combination of the only three things that matter: cartoons, rides and thinly concealed evil.
What's that? You don't typically associate the Happiest Place on Earth with crippling depression, rabies, discrimination and hate crimes?
We can fix that!
6 Communal Employee Underwear
The Happiest Place on Earth!
Go to Disneyland and you're bound to encounter some of the cheerful be-suited Disney  characters wandering around, embracing children, dancing for your amusement and generally setting a friendly, whimsical tone for the park. You can shake hands with Goofy, play fetch with Pluto, waltz with Donald Duck and take precious photos with Mickey and Minnie, photos that you'll cherish forever.
Just like those pubic lice you just contracted.
Not So Happy:
Up until 2001, Disneyland workers weren't allowed to bring their own underwear when they were in character, because normal underwear tended to bunch up and become visible under the costume. Kind of like how some models don't wear panties on the runway, except less "exotic and sexy" and more "destructive of your innocence and everything the concept of childhood represents."
Instead, cast members were issued company jock straps, cycling shorts or tights, which they had to hand in at the end of every day to be washed with their costumes. Of all the perks you can get pre-faced by the word "company," "jock strap" really falls short--way below "company car" or "company jet," and registering somewhere between "company grave site" and "company lube."
The next day the workers would pick up a new set of briefs, silently curse the God that abandoned them long ago, slip on their shared underwear and spend the next eight hours humiliating themselves for the amusement of sunburnt children.
And in case you think we're embellishing the hellishness, just know that we weren't joking about the lice earlier: Over a period of two years, three different costumed actors caught scabies or pubic lice from their communist thongs.
Well, either that or Minnie was just a slut.
5 Flash Mountain
The Happiest Place on Earth!
Splash Mountain! The thrilling, charming log flume ride where you can float past adorable little animals singing show tunes and playing the banjo... before permanently scarring your children by abruptly sending them hurtling off a cliff into filthy, decades-old standing water. But there is an upside (two really): The boobies. They're right there on the ride photo screen.
Not So Happy:
Splash Mountain gained some notoriety a few years ago for being the premier place (outside of New Orleans and Chatroulette) for wasted people to flash their junk. It got so severe that, in order to combat the trend, Disney created a position solely to search through the ride photos for rogue genitalia before displaying them on the video screens. Don't believe us (or just want to observe boobies in reduced gravity scenarios... you know, for science)? Well, luckily some employees started posting the photos online.
So, what's the problem? It sounds like Disney took the Happiest Place on Earth moniker a bit overboard in creating literally the best job on the entire planet, what possible downside is there?
Well, they cancelled it. In 2009, the Splash Mountain boobie hunters were reassigned, with Disney claiming that "actual inappropriate behaviors by guests [were] rare." That's right: For several years, some lucky sons of bitches punched the clock at 9AM, watched bouncing titties for eight hours, then went home with a paycheck for it--and last year they lost it all. We can only presume they all promptly committed suicide afterward, knowing full-well that the existential hell of cleaning up sawdust and vomit outside Space Mountain would be made all the worse by their time spent in Topless Valhalla.
Why are we assuming they're still working crap jobs for Disney, and not succeeding in other fields? How good do you think "1989-2009: Professional Boob-watcher" looks on a resume?
4 The Really Haunted Mansion
The Happiest Place on Earth!
The Haunted Mansion: Home to G-rated scares that provoke more delighted squeals than blood-curdling fear-shrieks. A happy, cartoony scare-fest that makes all the kids who were too pussy for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride feel slightly better about themselves. The Haunted Mansion has something for everybody: Children, adults, funerals...
Not So Happy:
Apparently it's somewhat common for a person's dying wish be to have their  ashes dumped on Disney rides, most popularly the Haunted Mansion.
Nobody really knows when it started, or who values their eternal remains so little that they'd ask to have them scattered in a place that's probably more child-urine than it is drywall , but it happens so often that security and custodial crews actually had to institute a procedure for handling it. Guards closely monitor the ride through surveillance cameras and even walk the length of the track after-hours to look for suspicious piles of ash and bone fragments, presumably just further deepening their regret at signing up for that Disney Internship they learned about from their high school drama teacher.
3 The Feral Cat Kingdom
The Happiest Place on Earth!
As your children roam through a magical wonderland of fun and adventure, they're often greeted by their favorite Disney characters - characters that are recognized and beloved the world over for having netted the Disney Corporation millions in merchandising and copyright revenue, but mostly for being totally wuvvable and huggable ($5 per hug, limit four per customer).
Not So Happy:
Just don't hug any actual animals you see, or you'll end up going full-zombie on your family and being sent into a gibbering panic at the sight of drinking fountains... on account of the rabies.
See, Disneyland has a secret army of filthy and diseased stray cats that roam the park grounds every night. It all started in the early years of Disneyland when ride operators found themselves sweeping mice out of the attractions and restaurants by the plague-full (isn't that a pleasant idea?). The mouse problem went away when someone suggested letting around 50 cats loose to hunt down the remaining mice, who may or may not have sung beautifully orchestrated songs about hope and enchantment while being devoured.
You might recognize this plan from a cartoon by the competition.
Unfortunately, when you give a stray species a warm place to sleep at night, an endless food supply and free roam of a place with giant fences to keep out potential predators, they tend to stick around. And that's just what the cats did. Judging by their track record of remarkable foresight, Disney park officials are probably already implementing a stray dog strategy to hunt down the remaining cats, then a cougar strategy to counter the inexplicably rising dog problem, and so on until they'll have to change Disneyland's nickname to "the Grizzly Beariest place on Earth (And Also Some Wolves)."
2 The Yippie Invasion
The Happiest Place on Earth!
Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island! An exciting land of adventure! See th- Wait, they removed that. OK then, ride- Oh, there are no rides. Well, you can dine in th- No restaurants? Seriously? All right, there are absolutely no reasons to visit Tom Sawyer Island.
Like everything else that's wrong with anything, you can blame this one on the hippies--back when they invaded the island in the 70s.
Not So Happy:
On the 6th of August, 1970, about 300 members of the Young International Party (Yippies) descended upon Disneyland to protest against stuff and junk or whatever (we literally could not give a shit long enough to look up the explanation). After taking over Castle Rock, the hippies hoisted the Viet Cong flag, marched down Main Street USA and harassed the marching band while sarcastically singing the theme to the Mickey Mouse Club. In response to this minor annoyance, Disneyland did what any sane, rational company would do in these circumstances: Call in the fucking riot cops.
"Who the fuck was singing?"
Fights broke out between the Yippies and the police--one eyewitness account describes a girl with her "head split open, blood dripping all over her face"--as children everywhere were mentally scarred for life at the sight of Mickey Mouse passively watching an intense and violent beating... and then possibly physically scarred for life because their colorful T-shirt was just a little too close to tye-dye. It got so bad that, for the first time in park history, Disneyland closed the gates early. Despite the horror, the tragedy and the violence, that day is still remembered in history as the most fun anybody ever had on Tom Sawyer Island.
1 Gay Days
The Happiest Place on Earth!
Truly, Disney is a gay playground. Full of lightness and whimsy, staffed by cartoon animals, soundtrack by the laughter of children--can there be any place more joyous and gay and...what's that? Oh, you meant gay in the homosexual sense?
We're not sure how the rainbow got mixed up in all this.
OK, hey, that's great too: Disneyland is about fun in its purest and simplest form, so of course it welcomes all comers. Attendees can gather as equals and... what's that again? There's a bunch of horrible discrimination and protests and even frequent death threats?
Not So Happy:
Gay Days is a week or so out of the year where the homosexual community comes together as a group at the Disneyland theme park. It's not sponsored by Disney or anything, they just gather there because no matter who you like to hump, everybody likes roller coasters. This is all anything but surprising. Quite frankly, if anybody is out of place at Disneyland, it's heterosexual adults. Somewhere between mincing about in the Enchanted Castle and doing the Running Man with a cartoon duck, you just lose the ability to be butch about anything. If there's anywhere homophobes have to concede to the presence of homosexuals, it's Disneyland.
But unfortunately, that is not the case.
Disney steadfastly refuses to acknowledge that Gay Days is a thing (despite tens of thousands of participants), but that doesn't stop them from being the target of mass protest, veiled threats and sometimes even implied violence by the religious right (for... failing to stop it, we guess?).
The American Family Association sends "undercover photographers" to every Gay Days celebration, attempting to photograph "sexual misconduct," (which is totally not just a convenient excuse for some fundamentalist to volunteer for the cameraman position at a gay orgy, you know, "for the cause.") The Christian Action Network has a long-standing 10 year boycott of all Disney products in response to Gay Days, even going so far as to protest in Washington D.C. Their official petition states that they are "shocked and outraged" that Disney has transformed this traditionally macho and totally Christian establishment where men dance about in tights and anthropomorphic animals practice magic into an anti-family values terror-pit, like unto "Sodom and Gomorrah."
And, like Sodom and Gomorrah, this immoral behavior is about to result in complete destruction. That's right: Pat Robertson has gone on record as officially stating that "[A] condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs, it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor."
This raises two troubling implications: First, that Robertson actually thinks Disneyland is a "nation," whose people are all wise-cracking cartoons ruled over by the iron-fist of Prime Minister Mickey. And second, that Pat Robertson does truly and literally believe that he has nature-based superpowers, and is shocked, shocked every single time he tries, and ultimately fails to summon natural disasters down on things he doesn't understand.
See more of JD Niemand at his webcomic, Stickman and Cube.
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