Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World

Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World

by David D. Burstein

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Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World by David D. Burstein

A millennial examines how his generation is profoundly impacting politics, business, media, and activism

They’ve been called trophy kids, entitled, narcissistic, the worst employees in history, and even the dumbest generation. But, argues David Burstein, the millennial generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism will enable us to overcome a deeply divided nation facing economic and environmental calamities.

With eighty-million millennials (people who are today eighteen to thirty years old) coming of age and emerging as leaders, this is the largest generation in U.S. history, and, by 2020, its members will represent one out of every three adults. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than their elders and have begun their careers at a time when the recession has set back the job market. Yet they remain optimistic about their future and are deeply connected to one another. Drawing on extensive interviews with his millennial peers and compelling new research, Burstein illustrates how his generation is simultaneously shaping and being shaped by a fast-paced and fast-changing world.

Part oral history, part social documentary, Fast Future reveals the impact and story of the millennial generation—in its own words.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807044698
Publisher: Beacon
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David D. Burstein is the founder and executive director of Generation18 and director of the documentary 18 in ’08. A frequent contributor to Fast Company, Burstein has appeared as a commentator on youth and politics for a range of publications and media outlets, including CNN, ABC, NPR, the New York Times, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He lives in New York City.

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