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John Judis Claims Millennials Are Moving Left

Contributor John Judis contends that, across the globe, “The Millennials Are Moving Left.” However, this is just half of the story: Young people worldwide are fleeing the center by flocking to far-left and far-right populist candidates who represent a departure from the status quo.

The New Republic

06/16/2017 — from NewsWire

The United States of Poor Health

The United States ranks #34 on the Bloomberg Global Health Index of 163 countries—behind nations such as Slovenia (#27) and Lebanon (#32). These data reaffirm the fact that national spending on acute health care is rarely tied to actual population health.

Bloomberg Business

03/24/2017 — from NewsWire

How (and Where) to Bet on Big Tobacco

Though unfavorable demographics threaten the industry, firms that are well positioned abroad could prosper.
02/08/2017 — from Investor Insights

No TPP for Trump

In a long-awaited move, President Trump has officially withdrawn the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade deal was much maligned by politicians on both sides of the aisle for its potential to slash U.S. jobs and foment currency manipulation, making it an easy target for Trump’s chopping block.

The Wall Street Journal

01/27/2017 — from NewsWire

The Will to Secede

The growing urban-rural divide in politics is fueling the rise of secessionism in Europe—a trend that could reshape the world as the know it.
12/09/2016 — from Culture Watch

The Recent Italian Referendum Failed to Pass

The recent Italian referendum regarding proposed constitutional amendments failed to pass, with 80% of Italian Millennials voting for “an anti-establishment rejection of the status quo.” While Brexit and Trump were the work of older voters, in continental Europe the radical votes tend to be cast by young people rejecting a system that they feel doesn’t work for them.

Mic

12/09/2016 — from NewsWire

U.K. Gen Xers Are the Least Prepared for Retirement

A recent study finds that, in the U.K., Gen Xers are the least likely to be on track to meet their “target replacement rate”—the income needed in retirement to maintain a standard of living. While Millennials have benefitted from “automatic enrolment” pensions and Boomers were able to take advantage of “defined benefit” pensions, Gen X is, as usual, caught in the middle.

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

12/02/2016 — from NewsWire