Generation We: How Millennial Youth are Taking Over America And Changing Our World Forever

Generation We: How Millennial Youth are Taking Over America And Changing Our World Forever

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by Eric Greenberg, Karl Weber
     
 

In the last three years, the Millennial Generation has emerged as a powerful political and social force. Currently including young people up to30 years of age, the Millennials are the largest generation in history; they are independent politically, socially, and philosophically and they are spearheading a period of sweeping change in America and around the world.… See more details below

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In the last three years, the Millennial Generation has emerged as a powerful political and social force. Currently including young people up to30 years of age, the Millennials are the largest generation in history; they are independent politically, socially, and philosophically and they are spearheading a period of sweeping change in America and around the world. Generation We explores the emerging power of the Millennial Generation, shows how the Millennials (and their supporters from other generations) are poised to change our nation and our world for the better, and lays out a powerful plan for progressive change that today s youth is ready to implement. Generation We presents for the first time the results of a major research study into the characteristics of the Millennial Generation, including an in-depth survey of 2,000 individuals and a series of twelve geographically- and demographically-diverse focus groups, all sponsored by author Eric Greenberg and conducted by Gerstein | Agne Strategic Communications, one of the most respected research organizations in the United States. Generation We also presents the major political, social, and economic challenges facing the Millennial generation. As Greenberg and Weber show, the best way to launch the Millennial revolution is with Project FREE a massive scientific and industrial program to move America beyond fossil fuels by inventing the next generation of energy sources. Project FREE will require a significant national investment. But it will produce millions of new jobs, dramatically reduce the environmental damage caused by carbon emissions, and free the country from dependence on unreliable, sometimes hostile foreign regimes. Ultimately, it even has the potential to revolutionize life on this planet, giving us energy that is virtually costless and producing many other huge benefits, from plentiful fresh water to an end to wars over resources. Generation We also answers the question, What can I do to help turn this vision of a better America into reality? It offers a list of specific steps citizens of any age can take to help promote the progressive ideals and program outlined in the book. It s the book that can inspire a generation to achieve new heights of greatness, allowing Americans to take back control of our lives, our communities, our country, and our future.
 

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For too long, Americans have allowed themselves to be divided--liberal against conservative, rich against poor, race against race--while the challenges we face have gone unmet. It's time for a new politics based on innovation and a shared commitment to the greater good, and Greenberg and Weber explain how American youth are ready to help make it happen. --Tom Daschle, Former Majority Leader of the United States Senate

In my travels around the world, I have been very impressed by today's young people. They are smart, caring, creative, and generous. I share the hope expressed by Greenberg and Weber that this new generation will help re-orient our planet and conquer the problems of poverty, war, and pollution that currently plague it. --Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank and Co-Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize

We live in amazing times--times of looming crisis as well as incredible opportunity. Tens of millions of young people around the world are eager for change and looking for ways to employ their unprecedented levels of knowledge, talent, and energy. Greenberg and Weber s GENERATION WE offers a roadmap for the revolutionary movement the Millennials are ready to launch. --Larry Brilliant, Executive Director, Google.org

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982093108
Publisher:
Pachatusan
Publication date:
11/03/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
164,495
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Muhammad Yunus

In my travels around the world, I have been very impressed by today's young people. They are smart, caring, creative, and generous. I share the hope expressed by Greenberg and Weber that this new generation will help re-orient our planet and conquer the problems of poverty, war, and pollution that currently plague it. (Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank and Co-Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize)

Tom Daschle

For too long, Americans have allowed themselves to be divided—liberal against conservative, rich against poor, race against race—while the challenges we face have gone unmet. It's time for a new politics based on innovation and a shared commitment to the greater good, and Greenberg and Weber explain how American youth are ready to help make it happen. (Tom Daschle, Former Majority Leader of the United States Senate)

Norman Lear

The Bible tells us, "... a little child shall lead them." Unfortunately, we fight that leadership tooth and nail. My own generation hated our kids' music until we started rocking to it, despised their fashions until we started, often absurdly, to wear them. In this book, Greenberg and Weber chronicle today's wonderful young people as they push, pull, and propel us all toward global salvation. (Norman Lear, Founder, DECLARE YOURSELF and the Declaration of Independence Road Trip)

Ron Wyden

This remarkable work sets out a thoughtful and optimistic agenda for America's future. The in-depth research and analysis in Generation We will help the Congress better understand the critical intersection of demographics, economics and ethics. Those seeking to build a bipartisan coalition to fix American health care will find Generation We a valuable guide because it provides policy solutions rather than political spin. (U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR))

Larry Brilliant

We live in amazing times—times of looming crisis as well as incredible opportunity. Tens of millions of young people around the world are eager for change and looking for ways to employ their unprecedented levels of knowledge, talent, and energy. Greenberg and Weber's GENERATION WE offers a roadmap for the revolutionary movement the Millennials are ready to launch. (Larry Brilliant, Executive Director, Google.org)

Dick Morris

Ever since Strauss and Howe identified the potential of the Millennials in their book Generations, I have followed this group with fascination. They will change everything through their commitment to service and the common good, which is akin to that of Brokaw's 'greatest generation.' In Generation We, Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber offer us the first read on what is in store for our country and the world from these remarkable young people. (Dick Morris � NY Times bestselling author and former political strategist/advisor to Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) and President Bill Clinton)

Dean Ornish

The Millennials�and this extraordinary book, filled with passionate intelligence�have the potential to rock the world awake from its numbness at a time when it's most needed. Highly recommended. (Dean Ornish, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and author of The Spectrum)

Charles S. Robb

Greenberg's important study reveals some fascinating and encouraging trends among the Millennials, and he teams with Weber to challenge that unique group (and the rest of us) to seize the opportunity. By calling the status quo as they see it, and then painting on a large canvas with broad strokes, they will turn some heads—and they should. There is nothing timid about their agenda. It's the perfect antidote for today's pessimists. (Charles S. Robb, former U.S. Senator and Governor of Virginia)

Harry Reid

Energy, health care, national security, the environment—these are just some of the issues where Americans are hungry for solutions rather than slogans and posturing. I see hope in the fact that, as Greenberg and Weber detail in this important book, America's next generation will be prepared to help lead the search for real answers. (U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate)

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