August 26, 2013
The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate it?

Forget what you’ve read about the “Me, Me, Me Generation.” Here are four things you probably don’t know about the 95 million Americans born between 1982 and 2003:
Millennials, in general, are fiercely committed to community service.
They don’t see politics or government as a way to improve their communities, their country, or the world.
So the best and brightest are rejecting public service as a career path. Just as Baby Boomers are retiring from government and politics, Washington faces a rising-generation “brain drain.”
The only way Milliennials might engage Washington is if they first radically change it.
Read more. [Image: Richard A. Bloom]

The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate it?

Forget what you’ve read about the “Me, Me, Me Generation.” Here are four things you probably don’t know about the 95 million Americans born between 1982 and 2003:

  1. Millennials, in general, are fiercely committed to community service.
  2. They don’t see politics or government as a way to improve their communities, their country, or the world.
  3. So the best and brightest are rejecting public service as a career path. Just as Baby Boomers are retiring from government and politics, Washington faces a rising-generation “brain drain.”
  4. The only way Milliennials might engage Washington is if they first radically change it.

Read more. [Image: Richard A. Bloom]

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