When I heard the song “New Americana” by Halsey, I was struck by the name of the song: “New Americana”. The video above tells of a dystopian future, matched with lyrics (also linked) that seem to explain what the “New Americana” really is. Looking at the lyrics paired with the dystopian video, one might say that she is arguing that capitalist ideologies (specifically seen in her lyrics “Survival of the richest”, “Hamptons bound”, “the city’s ours until the fall”, etc.) that currently make up the “New Americana” mindset will only create destruction. I began thinking about the prominence of neoliberalism (a globalized embrace of the “free market” system) in society, and whether the capitalist ideologies that it perpetuates are leading us to disaster. Do you think that popular opinion of neoliberalism and capitalist ideologies is changing to be more negative? How so, and why?