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How Millennial Economics Will Shake Up US Politics



Millennials are making a splash in US politics and could play a key role in the 2020 Presidential campaign and beyond. Yet Millennials' political views--and the economic experiences that shape those views--remain poorly understood.

 

Joseph C. Sternberg (@josephsternberg}, author of The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials' Economic Future, presented an overview of Millennial economics in America and of how the Great Recession particularly affected Millennials in ways that continue to resonate even as economic conditions have improved. Understanding these trends is important to discerning what Millennial voters want, and how effectively politicians of any party are catering to them ahead of the 2020 election.

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Joseph C. Sternberg is a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, where he writes the Political Economics column. His areas of focus include macroeconomics, monetary and trade policies, and European politics. He joined the Journal in 2006 as an editorial writer in Hong Kong, covering China and Japan and editing the Business Asia column. He was previously an editorial writer at The New York Sun and managing editor of The Public Interest, both in Washington, D.C.

He is the author of The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future (New York: PublicAffairs, 2019), examining the consequences of the Great Recession. He holds a B.A. from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and lives in London.

 

Chair

 

Peter Trubowitz

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House

 

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This event was held on 9 October 2019 and was part of the US Centre's Phelan Family Lecture Series.

 

Image credit: "DSC_8882" by Dean Chahim is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0

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