Generation Debt

Generation Debt

Why Now Is A Terrible Time to Be Young

Book - 2006
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An emerging spokesperson for a new generation addresses the grim state of young people today--and tells us how we can, and must, save our future. The nature of youth is to question, SO when 24-year-old Kamenetz started out as a journalist, she began asking hard questions for which no one seemed to have good answers. Why were her friends thousands of dollars in credit-card debt? Why did so many jobs for people under thirty-five involve a plastic name badge, last only for the short-term, and not include benefits? With record deficits and threats to Social Security, what kind of future was shaping up for the nation's kids? In this book, she talks to experts in economics, labor markets, the health-care industry, and education, and amasses a startling array of evidence that building a secure life is harder for young people today than it was thirty years ago.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books/Penguin, 2006.
ISBN: 9781594489075
Branch Call Number: 330.973 Kame
Characteristics: xv, 265 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jul 01, 2014

As to be expected, no thoughtful solutions from grads from Yale [or Harvard or Princeton], just more of the same status quo pablum! While seeking to divide and conquer the generations, instead Kamenetz devolves to a state of ignorance. Allow me to sum of what should of been said with one pithy phrase: the dismantling of the American economy, with those doing the dismantling receiving their multi-billions in profit. [The elites of the so-called Greatest Generation - - Rockefeller, Morgan, Mellon, du Pont, Harriman, et al., surely designed this path she chooses to blame on another.]


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