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The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America | Philip Bump
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Philip Bump helps us understand that no matter the troubles of our days, the future of this nation rests with what we do now. And that means all of usnot just Baby Boomers. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Princeton University A popular Washington Post columnist takes a deep dive into what the end of the baby boom means for American politics and economics. Philip Bump, a reporter as adept with a graph as with a paragraph, is popular for his ability to distill vast amounts of data into accessible stories. THE AFTERMATH is a sweeping assessment of how the baby boom created modern America, and where power, wealth, and politics will shift as the boom ends. How much longer than we'd expected will Boomers control wealth? Will millennials get shortchanged for jobs and capital as Gen Z rises? What kind of pressure will Boomers exert on the health care system? How do generations and parties overlap? When will regional identity trump age or ethnic or racial identity? Who will the future GOP voter be, and how does that affect Democratic strategies? What does the Census get right, and terribly wrong? The questions are myriad, and Bump is here to fight speculation with fact Writing with a light hand and deft humor, Bump helps us navigate the flood of data in which our sense of the country now drowns. He fits numbers into a narrative about who we are (including what "we" really means), how we vote, where we live, what we buyand what predictions we can make with any confidence. We know what will happen eventually to the baby boomers. What we don't know is how the boomer legacies might reshape the country one final time. The answers in this book will help us manage the historic disruption of the American state we are now experiencing.
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Bump looks at what made the Boomer generation unique and compares them to the generation of many of their children, the Millennials. Bump covers marketing to teens, technology changes over their lifetimes, and economic and political forces that come up as they retire. He also looks at race and religion. This is a STATS HEAVY book, and there are many visuals you don‘t get with the audiobook. That didn‘t bother me but may be a dealbreaker for some.

squirrelbrain Sounds fascinating! 3w
Aims42 Oh man, this sounds very interesting!! Stacked! 📚 3w
Deblovestoread I think I need to read this book to help me understand millennials that are in my life. 3w
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Megabooks @squirrelbrain @Aims42 it was a really interesting read! 3w
Megabooks @Deblovestoread this book is more about understanding boomers. This is a good one I enjoyed about millennials recently. 3w
Cinfhen Nope, another one not for me 😁 3w
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