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#178: Capitalism Is Eating Its Young

In the middle of my teaching career, many of my students stopped believing in the promise of college.
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#178: Capitalism Is Eating Its Young
By Mark Isero • Issue #178 • View online
In the middle of my teaching career, many of my students stopped believing in the promise of college. They doubted that high-paying jobs were waiting for them on the other side. They weighed the opportunity cost, calculating their chances of graduating vs. the heavy debt they would accrue. In short, they were having millennial thoughts. Today’s lead article — which calls for revolution! — will rock your world if you’re a boomer or Generation Xer. But if you’re a millennial, you might feel right at home.
Also in today’s issue, enjoy articles on international migration, the importance of sleep, and the future of journalism. My hope is you’ll find at least one article that will get you to think or urge you to have a conversation with a friend. Happy reading!

Capitalism Made Millennials This Way
Beyond Walls
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Vago, who belongs to loyal reader Laura, likes to get up close and personal. Want your pet to experience additional fame? hltr.co/pets
The Impact of Sleep on Our Health
Does Journalism Have a Future?
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