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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Like many people her age, Rodriguez believes climate change will have catastrophic effects on our planet. Some 88% of millennials -- a higher percentage than any other age group -- accept that climate change is happening, and 69% say it will impact them in their lifetimes. Engulfed in a constant barrage of depressing news stories, many young people are skeptical about saving for an uncertain future.

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Complex adaptive systems .... been fed gloom and doom their entire lives, not surprising they don't think there is a future....

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Products of government schools and taught by union teachers. Clearly victims, but not of global warming, but educational malpractice.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-23 12:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Lack of savings? -- obviously not their fault as they chose to be 'victims', instead blaming others/something [other than themselves] rather than looking into the mirror.

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-05-23 12:43 PM | Reply

Of course they blame something else for being poor. That's what the Democrats/Liberals have taught them to do.

#3 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-23 07:28 PM | Reply

"many young people are skeptical about saving for an uncertain future."

#MAGA

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-23 07:34 PM | Reply

They're half right.

The people who cause it are the reasons they are poor.

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-23 08:38 PM | Reply

Ditch the videogames and get off facebook. Learn some in-demand skills. Problem solved.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-24 10:51 AM | Reply

"Ditch the videogames and get off facebook. Learn some in-demand skills. Problem solved."

That doesn't actually solve the problem of global warming, Nullifidian.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-24 12:20 PM | Reply

I blamed our school loans and mortgage.

#8 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-05-24 12:39 PM | Reply

Misleading headline, typical youth bashing. Youth are not blaming climate change for currently being poor. Heck, it doesn't even say that they are poor.

"69% say it will impact them in their lifetimes" is in the future, not the present. The real and obvious story about saving:

"What happened in 2008 was an incredible financial flashpoint for millennials," he says. "After watching their parents lose a job or a home, millennials are contending with a deep distrust for financial institutions and the stock market. That brings out catastrophic thinking, because they've already seen a catastrophe."

"I was in college when the financial collapse happened, and I remember the intense dread and panic around me as people who played by the rules of the system and did everything right lost all of their savings," she says. "What will prevent that from happening again? The system doesn't work."

But this outlook has not made her financially reckless: Rodriguez carries no credit-card debt, faithfully pays the minimum on her student loans each month and has a credit score of 750. She also keeps six months of living costs in a savings account in case of emergency.

"I hope for the best and prepare for the worst," she says. "But I can't imagine what my life will look like when I'm retirement age. It's hard to plan for a future and have faith that money will mean anything anymore."

Millions of Americans, generations older than millennials, lost their jobs and savings due to the Great Recession. Because of being lazy? Video games? Facebook?

Today's youth have to deal with a mess they didn't create. They didn't ask for this.

#9 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-05-24 07:51 PM | Reply

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