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The Millennial Generation, America's Newest Civic Generation

Mark Zaifman   |    Thu, Sep 29, 2011 @ 03:18 PM

Millenial Momentum

These are not happy days here in the U.S.  With a constant barrage of bad economic news and a stock market that has even the most earnest long-term investor rethinking their investment strategy, hope and optimism is in short supply.

That’s why this week, when the PBS News Hour did a segment on a new book titled: Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America by Morley Winograd and Michael Hais,  I could barely contain my excitement and enthusiasm. Finally, finally, after drowning in a sea of gloomy news comes this inspiring book that can remind all of us intelligent optimists why we prefer to see the glass as half-way full.

Millenial Momentum describes how the Millenial Generation is changing the way the U.S. lives and learns, votes and governs, works and plays. Winograd said of this new and hopeful generation: "They are all becoming adults which will have a major impact on our politics, but also on all of the institutions of America. They're the most diverse generation in American history. And their unified beliefs are going to change the way America thinks."

Talk about needing a hit of good news, this is your ticket. According to co-authors Winograd and Hais and based on the extensive research they conducted, this generation coming up behind us baby boomers dubbed the ‘millennnial’s’, will change and remake the world and solve the problems that seem to so bedevil us now. 

So if you’ve been feeling the blues lately over any number of things, give yourself a refreshing break and read a book that will inspire you and give you hope. Here’s the link to the PBS segment that aired on Monday, September 26th, 2011. Millennials Shape American Life, Culture