Thursday, August 7, 2014

Well, We Need More "Young Outsiders"

The "Young Outsiders" is a term starting to gain currency amoung political and social commentators for a growing body of "Millennials" who are socially liberal -- in the classical liberal sense of the term -- but strongly fiscally conservative.  The excellent blog The College Fix has a good story on this group of young Americans:
A newly coined voting bloc called Young Outsiders has two major attributes – they are socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Really fiscally conservative.  An overwhelming majority of these Millennial-aged voters actually think government aid does more harm than good, that the government is at its max when it comes to helping the poor, and – get this – that people on the government dole have it way too easy.

These “Young Outsiders” – named by the Pew Research Center in its recently released political typology report, make up about 13 percent of the voting population and could very well swing future elections in Republicans’ favor, research finds.
Click here to read the entire, worthwhile article. [ht:]