DisinheritedHow Washington Is Betraying America’s Young
Director, Economics21, and Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute
Fellow, The Manhattan Institute
Manager of Outreach, Generation Opportunity
Tens of millions of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 30. These Americans, known as millennials, are, or soon will be, entering the workforce. For them, achieving success will be more difficult than it was for young people in the past. This is because Washington made decisions that render their lives more difficult than those of their parents or grandparents. Too many public primary and secondary schools are failing their students, college graduates are saddled with heavy debt burdens, and labor market restrictions keep young Americans from building their careers. Meanwhile, Washington expects millennials to pay higher taxes for government entitlement and healthcare programs that benefit middle-aged and older Americans, many of whom have better jobs and more assets. It is time to address the crisis facing America’s young. The future of America can be saved, but only if Washington’s betrayal comes to an end.
Monday, June 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs and Research Manager, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium
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