How do millennials feel about the current state of the U.S. economy and the system behind it? According to a recent study conducted by Harvard University, which polled young adults between the ages of 18 and 29, not so good: 51 percent of survey respondents said they do not support capitalism, and only 42 percent were in favor of it. While recent movements such as Occupy Wall Street come to mind, what we're really beginning to see is a clearer divide between those who support the values traditionally associated with America's free market system and those who feel disillusioned by them. Of particular interest is the response from our newest generation of young entrepreneurs, who are discovering that running a successful business and giving back to society are not mutually exclusive acts. Below, five successful founders and members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) -- all under the age of 35 -- weigh in on the survey's findings and its implications for the entrepreneurial ecosystem as we know it.
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Originally posted May 13, 2016 on INC.