My problems are also typical millennial problems. Almost my entire paycheck goes to paying down my student loans, my credit cards, my rent and my bills. After that, there’s not much left to put away for home-buying, children, vacation or retirement. Many millennials in my situation blame neoliberalism and the capitalist economy into which we were born two to three decades ago for these woes. A recent poll by Harris Polling shows that nearly half of all millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country as compared with a capitalist one. Notably, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s public embrace of democratic socialism and her “Green New Deal," which stalled in the Senate last week amid Republican opposition and Democratic protest, has made her a lightning rod for proponents and dissidents of socialism in America and a hero to millennials across the country.