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America's young workers have it harder

America's young workers have it harder

Posted by Liliana Castaño on April 07, 2014

We've all heard the message from our parents: If you work hard, get a good education, and play by the rules, you will do well in life.  Baby boomers like me were able to turn that formula into the American Dream.

But while we were able to graduate from high school, vocational school programs, or college into an economy that was growing and providing us with great opportunities, we cannot make the same promise to our children and grandchildren today. Instead of hope, the nation faces a widening economic divide; according to Gallup and other surveys, a majority of Americans agree that the U.S. has been going in the wrong direction for at least a decade and they expect thenext generation will have a lower standard of living than ours.

Is this gloomy outlook inevitable? Has the global economy, ever-advancing technology, and other forces left us with no control over the destiny of future generations?  Only if we choose to do nothing.  Reversing course is possible, but it will take a cross-generational effort by baby boomers and next generation leaders to negotiate what I call a New Social Contract that fits and works with the features of the future economy and workforce.

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