Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Paul Taylor: The Millennials’ Economic Burden

The Pub at Town Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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The Next AmericaSome say “the Millennials are taking over,” but according to Pew Research Center’s Paul Taylor, the world they’re inheriting is shaky at best. With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring daily, the potential for medicare and social security to rest on the shoulders of the young is at an all-time high. Known as the tech savvy children and grandchildren of the Boomers, Taylor says Millennials have contributed to today’s polarized politics and changing social norms. The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown outlines the many conflicts between new and old. When the Boomers all retire and the Millennials are still faced with unemployment, Taylor says a truce — both economically and socially — must be achieved in order to make it through the pending “generational war” of economics. Taylor is Pew’s Executive Vice President of Special Projects.

Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: $5.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Learn more: Take a PEW quiz to find out “How Millennial Are You?

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