Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
Let's talk about the future and the people who are going to have to pick up its pieces.
The supposed grouping called millennials have been much described, much derided and even occasionally lauded.
But at least many of them aren't shy about saying what they think. Yes, even if you haven't asked.
And, according to a study that's just warmed my cheeks, some of those thoughts are quite radical.
It seems, you see, that the majority of millennials have just had it up to here with, oh, capitalism.
Yes, that capitalism. The one that America embraces with a Scientologist's fervor.
Breathe in now, but a mere 42 percent of these millennials declared they'd prefer to live in a capitalist country.
7 percent rather warmed to a communist state. I wish them much fortune -- and the occasional morsel of food -- with that one.
Another 7 percent insisted that fascism is the way to go. And may they go to it and never return.
So what of the remaining 44 percent?
They chose socialism.
You can surely understand why. A party whose slogan is Kumbaya! has many attractions.
Who wouldn't want to be bathed in love and equality for all their days?
I worry, though, that too many of these millennial respondents may not quite understand what socialism actually means.
I certainly find that among many Americans, who seem to believe that the minute you offer healthcare for all, you're a bunch of socialists.
What this study found is that when offered the definition of socialism, 67 percent of these respondents didn't identify it as socialism.
28 percent, for example, had no idea what it was. 8 percent thought it was fascism. And 22 percent thought it was communism.
Worse, perhaps, when they were given a definition of communism, 31 percent thought it was socialism. And 8 percent thought it was fascism.
The study was performed by YouGov on behalf of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
You might, therefore, be skeptical of these painful results.
Still, it's understandable that millennials might crave something different.
After all, their foreparents aren't exactly leaving them an easy world. They've done as much as possible to impoverish it for many and generally wreck it, while at the same time encouraging millennials to be entitled to it all.
It's quite clever, in its way.
Still, 53 percent of these millennials may have noticed. They said they felt the U.S. economy works against them.
Please forgive me, though, if I mention a little something.
I'm a little biased on this subject as my parents were both in Siberian labor camps and many of my family members died there.
So when I read from this research that a mere 36 percent have a "very unfavorable" view of communism, it makes me want them to read about, say, the Katy? Massacre. Or to take their Sauvignon Blanc away for the rest of their lives.
Looking more charitably, however, you might understand why many look for alternative forms of government.
Blatant rapaciousness seems to be celebrated excessively these days. Especially by those who are blatantly rapacious, some of them millennials.
Many people -- not merely millennials -- just crave a little more fairness.
Perhaps some fine younger types can create an algorithm that delivers it.
Wait, some people say Mark Zuckerberg wants to run for president.
I'm scared already.