As this year’s college graduates return to the nest, Occupy protestors hunker down in continued opposition to the 1%, and student loan debt reaches a staggering one trillion dollars, many people lament the demise of the American Dream. The Millennial Generation (born after 1980) is the first generation that may end up worse off economically than their parents. But what lies behind these grim assertions? Heather McGhee, vice president of public policy center Demos and a frequent guest on MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN, advocates for a stronger, more robust democracy, especially regarding policies that have the greatest impact on this generation. As a Millennial herself, she is on the front lines of conversations about democratic reform, economic opportunity and financial regulation, trade, and globalization. Join her for an insightful look at this generation’s greatest challenges.
Read CHF Education Fellow Marlee Prutton's blog post on millennials and Heather McGhee.
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