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Fear Your Future: How the Deck Is Stacked against Millennials and Why Socialism Would Make It Worse
by Philip Klein
Templeton Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-1-59947-574-5 | Paper: 978-1-59947-573-8
Library of Congress Classification HQ799.7.K58 2019

It’s become fashionable to demean millennials as the “snowflake” generation. Raised during the peace and prosperity of the ‘90s, they’re often perceived as carrying an entitlement mentality and being incapable of handling adversity. But Philip Klein sees them differently. Given the economic headwinds they faced at the start of their working lives, millennials have shown commendable fortitude.  And as Klein argues, they will need to maintain this character strength going forward because further challenges loom in their future.  

The aftershocks of the Great Recession, the skyrocketing cost of living, and the titanic weight of student loan debt have made the American Dream seem to be forever retreating toward the horizon. As if that weren’t enough, millennials will face the largest federal debt in history as boomers retire and extract trillions of dollars from Social Security and Medicare—far more than they contributed.  

In this concise, data-driven book, Klein begins the work of brightening the future for millennials by analyzing the problem compassionately yet objectively. There are real reasons to worry about what lies ahead if nothing changes. But the facts laid out in Klein’s book can steer the conversation to realistic solutions.


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