I read an article in The Atlantic by a conservative writer about how they win back Millennials. Its a very enlightening read.
She laments that Republicans no longer practice what they used to preach…but this paragraph was what I found interesting.
As Alex Muresianu has argued , we already have conservative policies that speak to young Americans’ worries, in particular the affordability of the middle-class lifestyle. Reducing regulation to bring down the cost of housing and health care, boosting competition to cut the cost of higher education, encouraging market-friendly solutions for climate change, rebalancing entitlement programs’ intergenerational transfers of wealth—these are all conservative means to deliver what young Americans want.
I would strongly recommend reading the piece she links to as well. While I can find some value in the need for zoning regulations a couple steps up from local control, the rest of it is delusional if you are being kind. I think the author might have done herself a service by reading the comments after the piece she linked to as a remedy for what ails conservatism. There were 24 comments, and none found the policies remotely adequate.
How can you address the cost of education and never mention the scourge of “for profit” institutions. What exactly are the “market friendly” solutions conservatives favor for climate change?
They’ve shot down and demonized cap and trade which is a market driven solution even though its completely inadequate. How do you fight climate change while reducing regulation? It makes no sense.
She is concerned about the transfer of wealth of entitlements but nothing about tax cuts that transfer wealth upward.
If this is the best she has got…you might as well say bye bye to millennials for good. This isnt going to sway them in the least.