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Millennial lifestyle travel app Leavy.co claims world record $14m seed raise

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Community-driven marketplace pays millennials to travel


          

Millennials On Safari

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When promoting the joys of hunting, an African safari can be the affordable choice.
          

Sizing Up the Weird World of College Instagram Accounts

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Today's standard first-year college student was born in 2001. When the first smartphone came out, this person was 6 years old. Generation Z, as today's teens and young adults are called, were the first to grow simultaneously with technology and, as a result, they often use the internet in ways that are foreign even to millennials, one generation older. Snapchat streaks and "finstas" (google it) are concepts that can confound older Americans, even dedicated smartphone users. TikTok, a video-sharing app, is a booming online space dominated by teenagers. News outlets often mistakenly credit viral online trends such as "OK, Boomer" to millennials when, in fact, they originated with members of Generation Z. Then there are the memes — the viral jokes that get shared and manipulated across social platforms. Often absurdist, and the more specific the better, memes have become an online diary, a platform for political commentary and a source of community connection, including among students on college campuses. This fall, Seven Days covered Facebook groups at the University of Vermont and Middlebury College dedicated to sharing memes about the student experience. Yet another campus meme presence exists on Instagram. More than a dozen accounts with "UVM" in their name offer tiny, unique windows into college life, as students document extremely specific sights around campus, including bananas, socks and squirrels. The university itself manages none of these accounts; but if you search "UVM" on Instagram, they might just beat out the school's official presence. Allow me to introduce myself: I was born in 1996, which puts me right on the cusp of two generations. (Yes, we're adults now, and they let us write for newspapers.) I am either one of the youngest millennials or one of the oldest Zoomers; regardless, it puts me in a position to observe both groups. Follow me, then, into the weird world of Instagram and college students. I will be your lantern in the dark. @squirrelsofuvm Squirrels and college campuses: It's a thing. From Rice University to Pennsylvania State, students and staff have dedicated Tumblrs and Twitters to the fluffy rodents who share their environment — often some of the only wildlife city dwellers encounter on a daily basis. They scurry, they steal food, they chatter, and they're one of the leading causes of power outages. This account is home to all of the squirrel content you could ever desire. The owner…
          

Study Shows ‘Secret Santa’ Causes Too Much Anxiety For Some Working Millennials

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"Secret Santa" gift exchanges in the workplace causes anxiety for millennials who fear being viewed as "stingy" by their colleagues, a new report found.
          

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Millennials head west for housing, and institutional investors follow

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Millennials in search of more affordable digs are heading west, swapping Brooklyn for Boulder. And institutional investors are taking the hint. Apartment building rental income nearly doubled between 2004 and 2018 in the eight Mountain States, according to a report from Trepp that examined properties in eight states, as cited in the Wall Street Journal. Net operating income grew by 7.33 percent in 2018 in those states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, ... [more]

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75% Of Millennials May Never Be Able To Afford Owning A House

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from Zero Hedge More so than with Gen X and the Baby Boomers, housing has become indelibly tied up with the millennial identity. That’s largely because economic hardship – or at ... Read more
          

Will Pete Buttigieg Be the First Openly Gay President of the United States?

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Moving into the 2020 presidential election, Mayor Pete Buttigieg appears to have the momentum. He's 37, an articulate Millennial and our first openly practicing homosexual (with his "spouse" Chasten) seeking to be president of the United States.

USA Today featured him in a front-page story. Previously they interviewed him in an article titled, "Mayor Pete Buttigieg's countercultural approach to Christianity is what America needs now."

He calls himself a "devout Christian" advocating Christianity going in a "progressive direction" to be on the "right side of history."

He's pro-abortion while regularly quoting Jesus telling listeners to care "for the least of these... "

He wants the electoral college abolished. He criticizes Christian Vice President Mike Pence. His father was a Marxist professor who publicly lauded the Communist Manifesto!

Wednesday evening politicians and pundits said he would be center stage in the Democrat debate.

As Mayor Buttigieg appears to be advancing rapidly in the polls, we need to understand who he is and what he represents. Watch cultural commentator and podcast host Larry Tomczak in this 10-minute video for the fuller story. And check out his "Here's the Deal" podcast, with new episodes Monday-Thursday on the Charisma Podcast Network.


          

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers. In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from...

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Attracting AND RETAINING Millennials | No BS Hiring Advice

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I explain to HR professionals and managers how to attract and retain the current younger worker.
          

You understand – Why 25% of Millennials Will never ever Get hitched

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You understand – Why 25% of Millennials Will never ever Get hitched The sheer number asiandate review at brightbrides.net of Us citizens

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The secret to the good life? Just go out and rent it

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Digitalisierung | Die größte Propaganda-Maschine der Geschichte

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„Borat“-Darsteller Sacha Baron Cohen kritisiert in einer Rede Tech-Firmen wie Facebook, YouTube, Google oder Twitter scharf. Hier können Sie sie im Wortlaut lesen
Die größte Propaganda-Maschine der Geschichte

Der britische Schauspieler und Komiker Sacha Baron Cohen hat in einer Rede Facebook und andere soziale Medienplattformen scharf kritisiert, die Verbreitung von Hassreden und Falschinformationen zu unterstützen. Seine Dankesrede für die Verleihung des International Leadership Awards der amerikanischen Anti-Defamation League (ADL), war bemerkenswert ernsthaft. Der unter anderem als „Borat“-Darsteller bekannte Komiker hielt erstmals eine Rede als er selbst und nicht als eine der satirischen Figuren, in deren Rolle er schlüpft.

Baron Cohen bezeichnete die Tech-Unternehmen als „größte Propaganda-Maschine der Geschichte“. Insbesondere kritisierte er Facebook und folgerte: Da politische Werbung nicht auf ihren Wahrheitsgehalt überprüft werde, hätte das Unternehmen auch Hitler erlaubt, die Plattform für Propaganda zu nutzen.

Die Rede nach seinem Skript im Wortlaut (hier im englischen Original):

Zunächst möchte ich der ADL für ihre Anerkennung und für ihren Einsatz im Kampf gegen Rassismus, Hass und Fanatismus danken. Und wenn ich „Rassismus, Hass und Fanatismus“ sage, meine ich nicht die Namen von Trump-Berater Stephen Millers Labradoodles.

Mancher von Ihnen wird jetzt denken: Was zum Teufel macht ein Komiker als Redner auf einer solchen Konferenz!? Und ein Komiker bin ich. Den Großteil der vergangenen zwanzig Jahre habe ich damit verbracht, verschiedene Rollen zu verkörpern. Heute ist das erste Mal in meinem Leben, dass ich als der am wenigsten beliebte meiner vielen Charaktere auf der Bühne eine Rede halte – als Sacha Baron Cohen. Und ich muss zugeben, es macht mir Angst.

Auch ist mir klar, dass mein Hiersein aus einem anderen Grund unerwartet sein könnte. Gelegentlich halten Kritiker mir vor, meine Art der Comedy berge das Risiko, alte Stereotype zu verstärken.

Aber die Wahrheit ist, dass mein Leben lang mein Anliegen war, Fanatismus und Intoleranz zu bekämpfen. Als Teenager in Großbritannien demonstrierte ich gegen die faschistische National Front und für die Abschaffung der Apartheid in Südafrika. Als Student bereiste ich Amerika und schrieb meine Abschlussarbeit über die Bürgerrechtsbewegung, wobei ich in den Archiven der Anti-Defamation League recherchierte. Und als Komiker setzte ich meine verschiedenen Rollen ein, um die Menschen dazu zu bringen, ihre Deckung aufzugeben und zu zeigen, was sie wirklich denken und ihre eigenen Vorurteile zu erkennen.

Nicht alles, was ich gemacht habe, diente einem höheren Zweck

Dabei möchte ich nicht so tun, als hätte alles, was ich gemacht habe, einem höheren Zweck gedient. Ja, ein Teil meiner Comedy – ok, wahrscheinlich die Hälfte meiner Comedy – hatte etwas Jugendliches und die andere Hälfte war komplett infantil. Ich gebe zu, dass ich nichts besonders Erleuchtendes an mir hatte, als ich – als Borat aus Kasachstan, dem allerersten Fake-News-Journalisten – komplett nackt durch eine Versammlung von Hypothekenmakler rannte.

Aber als es „Borat“ gelang, eine gesamte Bar im amerikanischen Bundesstaat Arizona dazu zu bringen, ‚Werft den Juden in den Brunnen’ zu singen, demonstrierte das die Gleichgültigkeit gegenüber Antisemitismus. Und als ich – als Bruno, der homosexuelle Mode-Reporter aus Österreich – während eines Cage Fight-Kampfes in Arkansas einen Mann küsste und damit fast einen gewaltsamen Aufruhr anzettelte, zeigte das das Gewaltpotential der Homophobie. Ein anderes Mal war ich als ultra-politisch-korrekter Stadtentwickler verkleidet und schlug vor, in einer ländlichen Gemeinde eine Moschee zu bauen. Als ein Einwohner daraufhin stolz zugab: „Ich bin rassistisch – gegen Muslime“ – sagte das viel über die Akzeptanz von Islamfeindlichkeit.

Daher freue ich mich sehr über die Gelegenheit, heute hier zu sein. Auf der ganzen Welt sprechen derzeit Demagogen unsere schlimmsten Instinkte an. Verschwörungstheorien, die früher ein Randphänomen waren, sind im Mainstream angekommen. Es ist, als gehe das Zeitalter der Vernunft – die Ära von beweisbarer Argumentation – zu Ende. Wissen wird abgewertet und wissenschaftlicher Konsens abgelehnt. Demokratie, die auf gemeinsamen Wahrheiten beruht, ist auf dem Rückzug. Dagegen sind autokratische Regierungssysteme, die auf geteilten Lügen basieren, auf dem Vormarsch. Hassverbrechen nehmen ebenso zu wie mörderische Angriffe auf religiöse und ethnische Minderheiten.

Was haben all diese gefährlichen Trends gemeinsam? Ich bin nur ein Komiker und Schauspieler, kein Wissenschaftler. Aber eins scheint mir ziemlich offensichtlich. All dieser Hass und die Gewalt werden durch ein paar wenige Internet-Unternehmen ermöglicht, die zusammen die größte Propaganda-Maschine in der Geschichte darstellen.

Die größte Propaganda-Maschine in der Geschichte

Machen Sie sich das klar. Facebook, YouTube und Google, Twitter und andere erreichen Milliarden von Menschen. Die Algorithmen, von denen diese Plattformen abhängen, unterstützen bewusst Inhalte, die die Nutzer bei der Stange halten – Geschichten, die unsere niederen Instinkte ansprechen, die Wut oder Angst auslösen. Aus diesem Grund empfahl YouTube Videos des Verschwörungstheoretikers Alex Johnson milliardenfach weiter. Fake News stechen echte Nachrichten aus: Studien zeigen, dass sich Lügen schneller verbreiten als die Wahrheit. Dabei überrascht es nicht, dass die größte Propaganda-Maschine in der Geschichte die älteste Verschwörungstheorie in der Geschichte verbreitet – die Lüge, Juden seien irgendwie gefährlich. Wie es eine Schlagzeile formulierte: „Malen Sie sich aus, wozu Goebbels Facebook benutzt hätte“.

Im Internet kann alles gleich legitim erscheinen. Breitbart wirkt nicht anders als die BBC. Die fiktiven Protokolle der Elders of Zion sehen genauso gültig aus wie ein ADL-Bericht. Und das Gegeifer eines Verrückten wirkt genauso glaubhaft wie die Erkenntnisse eines Nobelpreisgewinners. Insgesamt scheint es, als sei der Konsens über die notwendigen Grundlagen für Demokratie verlorengegangen.

In der Rolle des Möchte-Gern-Gangsters Ali G fragte ich einmal den Astronauten Buzz Aldrin: „Wie war’s denn auf der Sonne herumzuspazieren“? Der Witz funktionierte, weil das Publikum das Wissen um die Fakten teilte. Für jemanden, der die Mondlandung für Fake hält, ist der Witz nicht lustig.

Als Borat die Menschen in der Bar in Arizona dazu brachte, zuzustimmen, dass „Juden das Geld aller Menschen kontrollieren und nie zurückgeben“, funktionierte der Witz nur, weil das Publikum weiß, dass die Beschreibung von Juden als geizig eine Verschwörungstheorie ist, die aufs Mittelalter zurückgeht.

Aber wenn sich dank der sozialen Medien Verschwörungstheorien etablieren, erleichtert das nicht nur Hassgruppen, Anhänger zu rekrutieren. Es hilft auch, ausländischen Geheimdiensten, unsere Wahlen zu manipulieren und einem Land wie Myanmar Genozid an der ethnischen Gruppe der Rohingya zu verüben.

Aus einer Verschwörungstheorie kann Gewalt entstehen

„Es ist schockierend einfach, Verschwörungsdenke in Gewalt umzumünzen“

Foto: Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images

Dabei ist es schockierend einfach, Verschwörungsdenke in Gewalt umzumünzen. Bei der Vorbereitung meiner jüngsten Show von „Who is Amerika?“ kam mir als Interviewpartner ein gebildeter, normaler Mann unter, der seinen guten Job nicht verloren hatte. Dennoch verbreitete er über die sozialen Medien viele der Verschwörungstheorien, die Präsident Donald Trump mehr als 1.700 Mal über Twitter an seine 67 Millionen Follower geschickt hat. Einmal hatte der US-Präsident sogar getwittert, er überlege die Antifa – Anti-Faschisten, die gegen die Rechtsextremen demonstrieren – als Terrororganisation einzustufen.

Als israelischer Anti-Terror-Experte Colonel Erran Morad getarnt, erzählte ich meinem Interviewpartner, dass die Antifa vorhabe, bei einer Demonstration für Frauenrechte in San Francisco Hormone in die Windeln von Babys einzuschmuggeln, um sie „transgender“ zu machen. Und er hat es geglaubt.

Ich wies ihn an, an drei in Wahrheit unbescholtenen Leuten auf der Demonstration kleine Sprengkörper unterzujubeln. Ich erklärte ihm, wenn er einen Knopf drücke, würde er eine Explosion auslösen, die sie alle tötet. Es war natürlich kein echter Sprengstoff, aber er ging davon aus. Mein Ziel war herauszufinden, ob er es wirklich tun würde.

Die Antwort ist: Ja. Er drückte den Knopf und dachte, er hätte wirklich drei Menschen getötet. Voltaire hatte Recht, als er sagte: „Wer dich veranlassen kann, Absurditäten zu glauben, kann dich auch dazu bringen, Gräueltaten zu verüben.“ Und die sozialen Medien erlauben es Autoritären, Absurditäten an Milliarden Menschen weiterzuleiten.

Zur Verteidigung der Tech-Unternehmen sei gesagt, dass sie durchaus Maßnahmen ergriffen, um Hass und Verschwörung auf ihren Plattformen einzudämmen, aber die Schritte waren zumeist nur oberflächlich.

Die Demokratie steht auf dem Spiel

Ich ergreife heute hier das Wort, weil ich glaube, dass unsere pluralistischen Demokratien vor einem Abgrund stehen und dass die nächsten zwölf Monate und die Rolle der sozialen Medien entscheidend sein könnten. Die Briten gehen zur Wahlurne, während im Internet Verschwörungstheoretiker die verabscheuungswürdige Theorie verbreiten, dass weiße Christen gezielt durch muslimische Immigranten ersetzt werden. Unterdessen wählen die US-Amerikaner nächstes Jahr einen neuen Präsidenten, während Trolle und Bots die widerliche Lüge von einer „hispanischen Invasion“ am Leben erhalten. Und nach der jahrelangen Verbreitung von YouTube-Videos, die den Klimawandel eine Lüge nennen, sind die USA dabei, sich in einem Jahr offiziell aus dem Pariser Klimaabkommen zurückzuziehen.

Das Internet als Kanal für Fanatismus und niederträchtige Verschwörungstheorien, die Demokratie und unseren Planeten bedroht, ist wohl kaum, was die Erfinder des Internets im Sinn hatten.

Es ist an der Zeit, die sozialen Medien und die Art und Weise, wie sie Hass, Komplotte und Lügen verbreiten, zu überdenken. Aber erst vergangenen Monat warnte Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg wenig überraschend in einer Rede davor, Gesetzen und Regulierungen für Tech-Unternehmen einzuführen. Einige seiner Argumente sind einfach absurd. Lassen Sie mich sie Punkt für Punkt durchgehen.

Zunächst versuchte Zuckerberg, das Ganze als ein Problem darzustellen, das „die Redefreiheit betrifft“. Das ist lächerlich. Es geht nicht darum, irgendjemandes Redefreiheit einzuschränken. Hier geht es darum, Leuten – darunter einigen der verwerflichsten Zeitgenossen weltweit – die größte Plattform in der Geschichte zu geben, über die sie ein Drittel des Planeten erreichen. Meinungsfreiheit ist nicht gleich dem Recht auf Reichweite. Leider wird es immer Rassisten, Frauenhasser, Antisemiten und Missbrauch an Kindern geben. Aber ich denke, wir können uns alle darauf einigen, dass wir Fanatikern und Pädophilen keine unbeschränkte Plattform geben sollten, um ihre Ansichten zu verbreiten und ihre Opfer ins Visier zu nehmen.

Zweitens behauptete Zuckerberg, dass neue Beschränkungen für das, was auf den sozialen Medien veröffentlicht werden darf, „die freie Meinungsäußerung einschränken“. Das ist völliger Unsinn. Der erste Zusatzartikel der Verfassung der USA schreibt vor, dass „der Kongress kein Gesetz beschließen darf“, das die Redefreiheit beschneidet. Allerdings gilt das nicht für private Unternehmen wie Facebook. Wir fordern von diesen Unternehmen ja nicht, die Grenzen der Redefreiheit in der ganzen Gesellschaft zu bestimmen. Wir wollen nur, dass sie dafür verantwortlich sind, was auf ihren Plattformen veröffentlicht wird.

Angenommen, ein Neonazi betritt im Stechschritt ein Restaurant, bedroht andere Gäste und verkündet, Juden töten zu wollen. Würden wir dann von dem Restaurantbesitzer erwarten, dass er ihm ein elegantes Acht-Gänge-Menü serviert? Natürlich nicht! Der Restaurantchef hat das gesetzliche Recht und die moralische Verpflichtung, den Nazi rauszuschmeißen. Dasselbe gilt für diese Internetfirmen.

Das ist ideologischer Imperalismus

„Zuckerberg redet Unsinn“

Foto: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Punkt drei: Zuckerberg schien, die Regulierung von Tech-Unternehmen mit dem Vorgehen „der repressivsten Gesellschaften“ gleichsetzen zu wollen. Und das von einem der sechs Menschen, die entscheiden, welche Informationen so viele Menschen auf der Welt zu sehen bekommen. Neben Facebook-Chef Zuckerberg sind das Google-CEO Sundar Pichai, Alphabet Larry Page und Sergey Brin beim Google-Mutterkonzern sowie Brins frühere Schwägerin Susan Wojcicki bei YouTube und Twitter-Erfinder Jack Dorsey.

Die Silicon Six sind ausschließlich Milliardäre und alle sind US-Amerikaner oder Amerikanerinnen. Es ist ihnen wichtiger, ihre Aktienpreise in die Höhe zu treiben als die Demokratie zu schützen. Das ist ideologischer Imperalismus – sechs nicht gewählte Individuen in Silicon Valley drücken dem Rest der Welt ihre Vision auf, ohne einer Regierung rechenschaftspflichtig zu sein. Es ist, als stünden sie über dem Gesetz, als lebten wir im Römischen Reich und Mark Zuckerberg wäre Cäsar. Das würde zumindest seinen Haarschnitt erklären.

Da kommt mir eine Idee: Statt die Silicon Six über das Schicksal der Welt entscheiden zu lassen, wie wäre es, wenn die vom Volk gewählten politischen Vertreter aller Demokratien auf der Erde zumindest ein bisschen was zu sagen hätten?

Punkt vier: Zuckerberg sprach davon, eine „Vielfalt der Ansichten“ zu begrüßen, und im vergangenen Jahr hat er uns dafür ein Beispiel gegeben. Er sagte, er fände Beiträge, die den Holocaust leugnen, „zutiefst anstößig“, meine aber nicht, dass Facebook sie aus dem Netz nehmen sollte. Seine Begründung: „Ich glaube, dass es Dinge gibt, die die verschiedene Menschen falsch verstehen“. Auch heute sind noch Holocaust-Leugner auf Facebook. Unterdessen leitet einen Google durch einen einfachen Klick auf die widerwärtigsten Holocaust-Verleugnungsseiten. Unfassbarer Weise sagte mir einer der Google-Chefs einmal, diese Webauftritte zeigten nur „beide Seiten“ des Themas. Das ist doch Wahnsinn.

Um den verstorbenen amerikanischen Journalisten Edward R Murrow zu zitieren: „Nicht bei jedem Thema gibt es zwei gleichwertige und logische Seiten der Argumentation“. Es liegen Millionen Beweisstücke für den Holocaust vor – er ist eine historische Tatsache. Ihn zu verleugnen, ist keine zufällige Meinung. Wer den Holocaust verleugnet, zielt darauf hin, einen neuen zu ermutigen.

Wie soll man wissen, dass eine Lüge eine Lüge ist?

Und dennoch sagt Zuckerberg, dass „die Menschen entscheiden sollten, was glaubhaft ist, nicht Tech-Unternehmen.“ Aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der zwei Drittel der Millennials angeben, dass sie noch nie von Ausschwitz gehört haben. Wie sollen sie wissen, was „glaubhaft“ ist? Wie sollen sie wissen, dass die Lüge eine Lüge ist?

Es gibt so etwas wie eine objektive Wahrheit. Fakten existieren. Und wenn diese Internet-Firmen wirklich etwas verändern wollen, dann sollten sie genügend Mitarbeiter anstellen, die die Inhalte tatsächlich überprüfen, eng mit Gruppen wie der ADL zusammenarbeiten, auf Fakten bestehen sowie Lügen und Verschwörungsthesen von der Plattform entfernen.

Punkt fünf: Zuckerberg wies auf die Schwierigkeiten hin, die die Sperrung von Content mit sich bringt. „Wo zieht man die Grenze?“, fragte er. Ja, diese Grenze zu ziehen, kann schwer sein. Aber eigentlich sagt er: ,Mehr dieser Lügen und Verschwörungen aus dem Netz zu verbannen, ist einfach zu teuer‘.

Dabei sprechen wir von den reichsten Unternehmen der Welt, mit den besten Ingenieuren der Welt. Sie könnten diese Probleme lösen, wenn sie wollten. Twitter könnte einen Algorithmus anwenden, der mehr „White Supremacy“-Hassreden entfernt. Aber laut Berichten hat das Unternehmen davon Abstand genommen, weil es dadurch einige sehr prominente Politiker von seiner Plattform verbannen müsste. Vielleicht wäre das gar keine so schlechte Sache! Die Wahrheit ist, dass die Tech-Unternehmen sich nicht grundsätzlich ändern werden, weil ihr gesamtes Geschäftsmodell darauf aufbaut, Nutzer zu engagen. Und nichts generiert eben mehr Engagement als Lügen, Angst und Empörung.

Es ist Zeit für Standards

Es ist an der Zeit, diese Unternehmen endlich als das zu bezeichnen, was sie wirklich sind – die größten Verbreiter von Inhalten aller Zeiten. Daher mein Vorschlag an Facebook und Co: Wenden Sie die gleichen grundlegenden Standards und Praktiken an, an die sich Zeitungen, Zeitschriften und TV-Nachrichtensendungen jeden Tag halten. Auch bei Film und Fernsehen gelten solche Standards und Praktiken: Es gibt Dinge, die wir nicht sagen dürfen. In England beispielsweise durfte Ali G nicht fluchen, wenn die Sendung vor 21 Uhr ausgestrahlt werden sollte.

Hier in den USA reguliert und bewertet die Motion Picture Association of America, was wir sehen. Es gab Fälle, in denen ich Szenen aus meinen Filmen schneiden oder kürzen musste, um Standards einzuhalten. Wenn es solche Regeln dafür gibt, was Kinos und Fernsehkanäle zeigen dürfen, dann sollten Unternehmen, die Inhalte an Milliarden Menschen veröffentlichen, sich ebenfalls an grundlegende Standards und Vorgaben halten müssen.

Nehmen wir die Frage der politischen Werbung. Glücklicherweise hat Twitter sie am Ende verboten und Google arbeitet ebenfalls an Veränderungen. Aber wenn man dafür bezahlt, veröffentlicht Facebook jede „politische“ Werbung, die man will, selbst wenn eine Lüge darin steht. Zudem wird das Unternehmen den Inserenten auch noch dabei unterstützen, diese Lügen per Mikro-Targeting gezielt an Nutzer zu schicken, um die Wirkung zu optimieren. Wenn es Facebook in den 1930ern schon gegeben hätte, hätte es nach dieser verdrehten Logik Hitler erlaubt, 30-Sekunden-Werbespots für seine „Lösung“ des „jüdischen Problems“ zu schalten.

Drosselt das Tempo

Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

Hier ein Vorschlag zur Verbesserung von Standards und Praktiken an Facebook: Fangt an, politische Werbung auf ihren Wahrheitsgehalt hin zu überprüfen, bevor sie veröffentlicht wird, und die Verbreitung von Lügen per Mikro-Targeting sofort zu stoppen. Wenn Werbung Lügen enthält: einfach Geld zurück und nicht veröffentlichen!

Eine weitere „gute Praxis“ möchte ich empfehlen: Drosselt das Tempo. Nicht jeder Beitrag muss sofort veröffentlicht werden. Oscar Wilde sagte einmal, „wir leben in einem Zeitalter, in dem unnötige Dinge das einzige sind, was wir für lebensnotwendig halten“. Aber ist es wirklich notwendig, jeden Gedanken oder jedes Video sofort online zu stellen, selbst wenn sie rassistisch oder kriminell oder mörderisch sind? Natürlich nicht!

Der Schütze, der in Neuseeland zahlreiche Muslime niedermetzelte, übertrug seine Gräueltaten per Live-Stream auf Facebook, wo es dann über das ganze Internet verbreitet und vermutlich millionenfach angeschaut wurde. Es war ein Snuff-Film, also einer, der echte Morde zeigt – der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert von den sozialen Medien. Wieso kann es nicht mehr Aufschub geben, so dass derartiger traumatisierender Schmutz abgefangen und gestoppt werden kann, noch bevor er veröffentlicht wird?

Wo bleiben die Konsequenzen?

Zum Abschluss sprach sich Zuckerberg dafür aus, dass die Social Media-Unternehmen „ihrer Verantwortung gerecht werden“ sollten. Aber er sagte nichts zu den Konsequenzen, wenn sie es nicht tun. Mittlerweil ist ziemlich klar, dass man nicht darauf bauen sollte, dass sie sich selbst regulieren. Wie damals angesichts der Industriellen Revolution ist es heute Zeit für Regulierung und Gesetzgebung, die die Gier dieser skrupellosen Hi-Tech-Kapitalisten Einhalt gebietet.

In jeder anderen Branche kann ein Unternehmen zur Verantwortung gezogen werden, wenn sein Produkt Mängel aufweist. Wenn Motoren explodieren oder Sicherheitsgurte nicht funktionieren, müssen Autofirmen zehntausende Autos zurückrufen. Das kostet unter Umständen Milliarden von Dollar. Es erscheint daher nur fair, Facebook, YouTube und Twitter aufzufordern: Euer Produkt ist mangelhaft, ihr seid verpflichtet, es in Ordnung zu bringen, egal, was es kostet, und egal, wie viele Mitarbeiter ihr für die Überprüfung der Inhalte einstellen müsst.

In jeder anderen Branche kann man für den Schaden, den man anrichtet, verklagt werden. Verleger können wegen Verleumdung, Individuen wegen übler Nachrede verklagt werden. Mir ist das schon oft passiert! Gerade werde ich von jemandem verklagt, dessen Namen ich lieber nicht nenne, weil er mich erneut verklagen könnte! Dagegen sind die Social Media-Unternehmen weitgehend von der Verantwortung für Inhalte, die ihre Nutzer veröffentlichen, befreit – egal wie unanständig die Inhalte sind. Diesen Schutz gewährt Absatz 230 des – ziehen Sie sich warm an – Communications Decency Act, dessen Hauptziel die Bekämpfung von Pornographie im Internet war. Absurd!

Freiheiten sind kein Selbstzweck

Zum Glück können Internet-Firmen mittlerweile für Pädophile verantwortlich gemacht werden, die ihre Seiten nutzen, um Kinder anzusprechen. Ich sage, wir sollten Tech-Firmen auch dafür verantwortlich machen, wenn Leute ihre Seiten nutzen, um den Massenmord von Kindern wegen ihrer Rasse oder Religion zu befürworten. Und vielleicht reichen Geldstrafen nicht. Vielleicht ist es Zeit, Mark Zuckerberg und den CEO der anderen Unternehmen zu sagen: Ihr habt bereits zugelassen, dass eine Supermacht sich in unsere Wahlen eingemischt hat, ihr habt bereits einen Genozid in Myanmar unterstützt. Macht das nochmal und ihr geht ins Gefängnis!

Letztlich läuft alles auf die Frage hinaus, was für eine Welt wir haben wollen. In seiner Rede bezeichnete es Zuckerberg als eines seiner Hauptziele, „eine möglichst weite Definition der freien Meinungsäußerung zu erhalten“. Doch unsere Freiheiten sind kein Selbstzweck, sondern auch Mittel für größere Ziele: In den USA bezeichnet man sie als Recht auf Leben, Freiheit und das Streben nach Glück. Doch heute sind diese Rechte durch Hass, Verschwörung und Lügen bedroht.

Erlauben Sie mir, dass ich mit einem Vorschlag schließe, die Zielsetzung unserer Gesellschaft neu zu definieren. Es darf nicht sein, dass Menschen wegen dem, was sie sind, woher sie kommen, wen sie lieben oder wie sie beten, verfolgt, belästigt oder ermordet werden. Das zu verhindern, muss das ultimative Ziel der Gesellschaft sein.

Wenn wir die Wahrheit der Lüge vorziehen, die Toleranz dem Vorurteil, Empathie der Gleichgültigkeit und Experten den Ignoranten – dann können wir vielleicht – nur vielleicht – die größte Propaganda-Maschine der Geschichte stoppen, die Demokratie retten und einen Raum für Redefreiheit und freie Meinungsäußerung erhalten. Und vor allem: Dann werden meine Witze weiter funktionieren.

Ich danke Ihnen allen sehr.

Sacha Baron Cohen ist ein britischer Komiker und Schauspieler, der besonders für die durch ihn verkörperten Figuren Ali G, Borat, Brüno und Admiral General Aladeen bekannt ist

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Interview | „Erst mal den Finanzsektor vergesellschaften“

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Grace Blakeley weiß, warum für so viele Millennials der Sozialismus auf einmal alternativlos ist
„Erst mal den Finanzsektor vergesellschaften“

Grace Blakeley ist Ökonomin und erst 26, aber auf bestem Wege, in Großbritannien zur Stimme einer Generation zu werden: jener Millennials nämlich, die überzeugt sind, dass in einem der kapitalistischsten Länder der Erde die Zeit reif für den demokratischen Sozialismus ist.

der Freitag: Frau Blakeley, Sie werden als führende Vertreterin des „millennial socialism“ gehandelt. Wie kommt es, dass gerade so viele junge Leute den Sozialismus für sich entdecken? Und dass junge Frauen, man denke an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, diese Bewegung anführen?

Grace Blakeley: Nun, warum sollten wir jungen Leute den Kapitalismus unterstützen, wenn wir davon ausgehen können, dass wir in unserem Leben nie irgendeine Form von Kapital besitzen werden?

Nicht aus materiellem Interesse, okay. Aus ideologischen Gründen vielleicht?

Na klar! Vielleicht stehen deshalb vor allem Frauen an der Spitze dieser Bewegung, weil die Logik des Kapitalismus, das „Konkurriere oder stirb“, immer weniger junge Leute im Allgemeinen und junge Frauen im Besonderen überzeugt.

Warum ist die Renaissance des Sozialismus gerade in den USA und Großbritannien so stark?

Ein Grund sind die Hauspreise. Es ist für die jungen Leute in diesen Ländern klar, dass sie nie Wohnungseigentum besitzen werden. Dazu kommt, dass die meisten jungen Menschen nicht damit rechnen, dass es für sie eine Altersversorgung geben wird. Warum sollten wir ein System stützen, das uns keine Perspektive bietet?

Der Kapitalismus hat für Ihre Generation seine Aura der Alternativlosigkeit verloren.

In der Tat. Mark Fisher meinte ja, dass es in den 1990er und nuller Jahren einfacher gewesen sei, sich das Ende der Welt vorzustellen als das Ende des Kapitalismus. Für uns gilt das nicht mehr: Wenn wir uns ein Weiterleben auf diesem Planeten vorstellen wollen, dann ist klar, dass das mit diesem Wirtschaftssystem nicht gehen wird.

Hat Labour bei den Wahlen in Großbritannien eine Chance?

Ich bin überzeugt, dass Labour die Wahlen gewinnen wird. Es geht dieses Mal um sehr viel! Uns bleiben zehn Jahre, um eine Lösung für die Klimakrise zu finden. Wenn die nächste Regierung fünf Jahre hält, dann ist die Hälfte der Zeit um, die wir noch haben, um unsere Wirtschaft zu dekarbonisieren.

Und der Brexit?

Die Tories versuchen, die Wahl zu einem Votum über den Brexit zu machen, aber die Leute haben vom Brexit einfach die Schnauze voll. Deswegen fährt Labour einen Wahlkampf, in dem es um Ungleichheit geht, Umwelt, das staatliche Gesundheitssystem, den Wohlfahrtsstaat – all die Dinge, die den Menschen nach einem Jahrzehnt der Austeritätspolitik und Lohnstagnation am Herzen liegen.

In Deutschland gibt es viele, die sich mit Corbyns Brexit-Position schwertun: Warum kann er denn nicht einfach sagen, wir bleiben in der EU, und basta?

Nun, Corbyn ist doch mittlerweile ziemlich nahe an der „Remain“-Position, wenn er sagt, Labour wird ein zweites Referendum abhalten. Aber es gibt eine Tradition der EU-Skepsis in der britischen Linken, bei Leuten wie Tony Benn: Die hatten gute Gründe, gegen einen Beitritt zum Binnenmarkt zu sein. Diese Argumente gelten immer noch, ich würde sogar sagen, heute mehr als damals: Wenn man sich anguckt, wie die Eurozone auf die Krise reagiert hat, wie sie ihren Mitgliedern Austerität aufzwingt und Staatshilfen beschränkt.

Viele Linke sagen, die EU braucht es, um mit den USA oder China mithalten zu können.

Ich denke, wenn das Ziel die Machtprojektion Europas auf globaler Ebene ist, also eine Art linkes imperialistisches Projekt, dann bedient das die Interessen des Kapitals, aber nicht die arbeitender Menschen. Im Grunde ist es ja so: All die Institutionen, die die Globalisierung in den letzten Jahrzehnten gestützt haben, sind in der Krise: die WTO, die Weltbank, der IWF, und eben auch die EU.

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Grace Blakeley, 26, hat in Oxford Philosophy, Politics, Economics sowie African Studies studiert, bevor sie für die Labour-nahe Denkfabrik IPPR zu arbeiten begann und Mitglied der Ideenwerkstatt Labour Policy Forum wurde. Für Labour macht die aktuell Wahlkampf, ist außerdem Wirtschaftskommentatorin der Wochenzeitung New Statesman . Ihr Buch Stolen. How to save the world from financialisation (dt. „Wie wir die Welt vor der Finanzialisierung retten“) erschien im September in Großbritannien

In Ihrem Buch „Stolen. How to save the world from financialisation“ schreiben Sie, dass 2008 ein ganzes System zusammengebrochen ist, ohne dass ein neues schon entstanden wäre.

Ja, die Krise im Jahr 2008 war ja nicht nur eine Bankenkrise, sondern ein Symptom dafür, dass ein Wachstumsmodell zu Ende geht, ein Akkumulationsregime, das ich „finanz-geleitetes Wachstum“ nenne. Wenn man sich die Geschichte des Kapitalismus in den letzten 100 Jahren ansieht, gibt es immer wieder Krisen, aus denen neue Wachstumsmodelle mit ihren jeweiligen Institutionen entstehen, deren eigene Widersprüche früher oder später zu neuen Krisen führen: Das war so mit dem Laissez-faire-Kapitalismus am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts, der in der Großen Depression zusammenbricht, genauso mit der sozialdemokratischen „Goldenen Ära“ des Kapitalismus, die in den 1970ern mit dem System von Bretton Woods kollabiert. Aus einer Dekade der Krise ist damals das entstanden, was ich „finanz-geleitetes Wachstum“ nenne, dessen innere Widersprüche nun eben dazu geführt haben, dass es 2008 in die Krise geraten ist.

Können wir nicht einfach zum Goldenen Zeitalter des Kapitalismus zurückkehren?

Diese Art der keynesianischen Nostalgie war typisch für die Linke, bis, ja, eigentlich bis Jeremy Corbyn und Bernie Sanders auf den Plan traten. Aber ich denke nicht, dass das möglich ist. Ich bin überzeugt, dass wir die Herausforderungen, vor denen wir heute stehen – Klimakrise, Ungleichheit, Armut, Verschuldung – nur bewältigen können, indem wir die produktiven Ressourcen vergesellschaften, sodass jede und jeder einen Anteil an den Wirtschaftsressourcen besitzt, und ein Mitspracherecht.

Klingt nach Sozialismus.

Allerdings!

Wie stellen Sie sich den Weg dorthin vor?

Ich habe in meinem Buch versucht, die Widersprüche der gegenwärtigen Wachstumsphase zu beschreiben und zu sehen, wie die Linke sie nutzen kann. Eine sozialistische Regierung müsste die Banken angreifen, wie Margaret Thatcher die Gewerkschaften attackiert hat. Natürlich kann der Sozialismus nicht per Dekret eingeführt werden, aber wer den Staat kontrolliert, kann den Faktor Arbeit ermächtigen, bis zu einem Punkt, an dem Sozialismus vorstellbar, wenn nicht unausweichlich wird.

Und dann?

Ein erster Schritt bestünde darin, den Finanzsektor zu vergesellschaften. Wir leben in einem finanz-geleiteten Wirtschaftssystem, also wäre der beste Weg dazu, Eigentum zu vergesellschaften, die Kontrolle über das Finanzsystem zu übernehmen: indem wir den privaten Finanzsektor stärker regulieren und einen öffentlichen Finanzsektor aufbauen, mit staatlichen Investitionsbanken, wie es sie in Deutschland gibt, und einem „People’s Asset Manager“, einem Volksvermögensverwalter, der unser Kollektivvermögen verwaltet. Im Grunde geht es um die Schwächung des Finanzkapitals auf der einen und um die Stärkung des Faktors Arbeit auf der anderen Seite, bis die Vergesellschaftung des größten Teils der Produktionsmittel vorstellbar wird.

Sie haben das Zitat getwittert: „Enviromentalism without class politics is just gardening.“

Ja, das ist von meinem Freund James Medway. Die Ökobewegung bestand in der Vergangenheit nun mal vor allem aus weißen Mittelschichtlern, die sich für mehr Recycling einsetzten. Heute gibt es eine Linke, die Umweltaktivismus mit Klassenanalyse verbindet: Wir wissen, dass die Klimakrise vor allem von den Reichen verursacht wurde, weil die am meisten CO₂ in die Atmosphäre blasen. Dass Konzerne mit fossilen Brennstoffen Milliarden verdient haben, obwohl sie seit den 1960ern wussten, was für Folgen das hat. Und dass die ärmeren Regionen der Erde am stärksten von den Folgen der Klimakrise betroffen sein werden. Aber all der Umweltaktivismus bleibt ein moralistisches Randphänomen, wenn er nicht auf einer Klassenkoalition aufbaut: einer sozialen Bewegung, die dadurch entsteht, dass die Leute davon überzeugt sind, dass Veränderung nötig ist, aber auch wissen, welche potenziellen positiven Auswirkungen die haben wird.

Dem Green New Deal?

Ja, der Green New Deal ist ein Weg, den Übergang zu einer emissionsfreien Gesellschaft mit der Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen zu verbinden, mit öffentlichen Investitionen, Vergesellschaftungen, Investitionen in öffentliche Daseinsvorsorge und so weiter. Den Green New Deal werden die Reichen bezahlen, durch höhere Steuern, während alle, die nicht von Vermögen, sondern von ihrer Arbeit leben, davon profitieren.

Die deutsche Regierung hat gewarnt, in Sachen Klima sei nur Zaghaftes möglich, weil es sonst zu sozialen Verwerfungen kommen würde. Und dann hat sie ein Klimapaket geschnürt, das die Reichen schont und die Ärmsten am härtesten trifft.

Tja, die deutsche Regierung will die Steuern auf die Reichen nicht erhöhen und keine neuen Schulden machen. Die Schwarze Null ist eine Selbstverpflichtung, nichts grundlegend daran zu ändern, wie die Gesellschaft funktioniert.

Wegen der Schwarzen Null plant die Bundesregierung jetzt einen Klimafonds, in dem Private ihr Geld anlegen, aber der Staat die Zinsen garantiert.

Das macht doch keinen Sinn. Deutschland kann sich zu negativen Zinsen verschulden, das heißt, ihr könnt daran verdienen, dass ihr euch Geld borgt, das ist doch Wahnsinn! Im Ernst, der Privatsektor wird das nicht stemmen können. Private Anleger investieren, um über die nächsten ein oder zwei Jahre eine Rendite zu erzielen. In der Geschichte waren es nie private Anleger, die strukturelle Transformationen einer Volkswirtschaft oder Großprojekte geschultert haben, das waren immer schuldenfinanzierte staatliche Investitionen, sei es für einen Krieg oder den New Deal, für ein Konjunkturpaket oder die Mondlandung.

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A–Z | Generation XY

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Generation Golf, Generation Kohl, Generation Greta. Wer sich all diese Namen immer ausdenkt, weiß keiner. Aber sie bleiben. Und nerven. Unser Wochenlexikon
Generation XY

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Arbeit Genauso wie Gier frisst Selbstüberschätzung das Hirn der Menschen. Der Fachkräftemangel lässt Arbeitnehmer zuhauf glauben, sie seien das Zünglein an der Waage und könnten nun endlich mal ein wenig hebeln: Vertrauensarbeitszeit, Home Office, Coffee for free, freie Auswahl an Mobile Devices. „Ich weiß, was ich wert bin“, sagte eine Frau Letztens zu ihrer Freundin neben mir im Café und meinte damit ihre Karrierechancen. Man glaubt gar nicht, wie leicht Menschen zu verführen sind.

Die Bedingungen, die sie vermeintlich ausgehandelt hat, sind nur ein Bild des Zeitgeistes (Generation ➝ Y) und kein Zeichen für Verhandlungsgeschick. Ältere Generationen kämpften für mehr Lohn, jüngere wollen scheinbare Annehmlichkeiten. Was die noch weniger merken: Sie helfen der immer schärfer voranschreitenden Diffusion von Arbeit ins Privatleben. Denn eins steht im (Spät-)Kapitalismus fester als Statuen von Marx: Nichts ist ohne Preis. Jan C. Behmann

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Boomer Der neuseeländische Politiker Todd Mueller dürfte verblüfft gewesen sein, als die Grünen-Abgeordnete Chlöe Swarbrick seinen Zwischenruf mit der Floskel „Ok Boomer“ quittierte. Der Ausdruck ist seit Anfang Oktober zum Netzphänomen avanciert und wird in der Regel von Altersgenossen der sogenannten Generationen Y und jünger genutzt, um die sogenannten Babyboomer (in Deutschland die Jahrgänge zwischen 1950 und 1960) abzukanzeln. Beispielkonversation: „Als ich so alt war wie du, habe ich mein Studium noch mit Arbeit finanziert.“ – „Ok Boomer.“ Der Spruch terminiert das Gespräch. Dem „Boomer“ wird der Erfahrungshorizont des später Geborenen abgesprochen. Zu seiner Zeit war Wohlstand angesagt, ein Studentenjob reichte, um eine Innenstadtmiete zahlen zu können. Davon träumen viele Millennials. Konstantin Nowotny

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Konsum anzukurbeln – das ist in Zeiten des Warenüberflusses gar nicht so einfach. Vielleicht ist das ja der Grund dafür, dass jede kleine Änderung der Eigenschaften von Produkten gleich mit dem Label „Generation“ versehen wird. Das soll den Reiz des noch nie Dagewesenen schaffen, zwischen Tradition und Innovation mäandern. Manchmal hat das komische Seiten: So bezeichnet „Generation YES“ eine neue Reihe maschineller Küchenhelfer, etwa Gemüseschneider oder Rührmaschinen, die nett aussehen. Das wirft die Frage auf, ob die alte Rührmaschine als „Generation NO“ ihren Dienst gar nicht getan hat.

Kryptisch kommt die Bezeichnung „Seventh Generation“ des Wegs. Sie bezeichnet Reinigungsmittel, deren Umweltwirkung für die nächsten sieben Generationen berechnet wurde. Das klingt biblisch, erinnert an die Sieben Brücken von Karat. Sieben Generationen dürfen ohne Schaden putzen. Für die reale Seniorengeneration, die ein bisschen bewegungseingeschränkt ist, hört sich „Generation Bandagen und Orthesen“ tröstlich an. Jeder Generation ihre Waren, Kapitalismus ist so menschlich. Magda Geisler

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Noitareneg Wenn mich ein Begriff extrem langweilt, fange ich an, mit ihm zu spielen. Zum Beispiel lese ich ihn rückwärts und hoffe, dass ein Funke aus den Buchstaben schlägt. Noitareneg red Re86, das ist nicht weit bis zu den seltsamen Nrednikednew, von denen man so viel liest; bis zur Noitareneg Aterg, und immer wieder: Noitareneg Flog, Noitareneg Flog 2. Noitareneg flog und flog, ach, die Generation Golf hat so viele Überflieger hervorgebracht. Genug, ein weiteres Buch kann man aus dieser Generationsverdrehungschose nicht machen. Und eine Generation existiert zweifelsfrei nur, damit jemand über sie so schreibt, dass sie sich darin wiedererkennen kann, verstanden, Du Dniknenoz? Michael Angele

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Ost Als Wendekinder fühlten sie sich nicht repräsentiert, also stilisierten sie sich im Alleinvertreterstatus zur 3. Generation Ost (Noitareneg). Vor sieben Jahren erschien gleichnamiges Buch, in dem die Autoren die DDR-Jahrgänge 1975 bis 1985 als Schicksalsgemeinschaft zusammenfassten. Aufgrund der Umbruchserfahrung seien sie Gestaltergeneration, pragmatisch und engagiert. Das mag auf die Karrieristen zutreffen, die sich in Buchform äußern können. Aber aus ihnen bessere Menschen mit besonderem Sinn für Toleranz zu machen? Folgerichtig zählen sie den NSU nicht zur 3. Generation – der sei nicht tolerant gewesen. So weit der Zirkelschluss. Tobias Prüwer

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Prekariat Wer nach 2008 einen Uniabschluss gemacht hat, verdient weniger als alle, die vor der Krise fertig wurden. Millennials (Generation Y) sind damit die Ersten seit über hundert Jahren, die weniger Geld haben als ihre Eltern. Zudem stecken viele in einer befristeten Stelle fest – drei Mal mehr als vor zwanzig Jahren.

Zwischen 9/11 und Bankenkrise groß geworden, kennt diese „Generation prekär“ das Wohlstandsversprechen nicht. Für sie war schon immer Krise. Sie ist stagnierende Löhne, steigende Preise und unsichere Altersvorsorge gewohnt. Kein Wunder, dass die lebensweltliche Unsicherheit mit der Verlässlichkeit der bürgerlichen Ästhetik übertüncht wird: Neo-Spießertum heißt das, wenn hippe Cafés aussehen wie Omas Küche. Vielleicht ist diese Generation aber auch empfänglicher für linke Forderungen: Junge Menschen in Deutschland bewerten sozialistische Ideen besser als ältere, wie eine Umfrage ergab. Immerhin. Anina Ritscher

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Soziologie Der wissenschaftliche Vater des Generationenbegriffs konnte nicht ahnen, welches Schindluder mit seinem Terminus getrieben werden würde. Karl Mannheim (1893 – 1947) war der Soziologe, der den Generationenbegriff reformierte. Nicht mehr länger sollte das Wort eine recht willkürliche Spanne an Geburtsjahrgängen abdecken, die „Partizipation an gemeinsamen Schicksalen“ muss gegeben sein. Eine verbindende, qualitative Erfahrung müssen die Generationsgenossen gemacht haben, damit man von ihnen als solchen sprechen kann.

Während der Begriff für die Verlorene Generation angebracht ist, teilen die Angehörigen der vermeintlichen Generationen Y oder Z wenig. Sie sind Konstruktionen von Marketingfachleuten und Personalabteilungen und meinen ein bestimmtes Milieu. Millennials sagt man Unentschlossenheit nach. De facto ist ein kleiner Ausschnitt der Alterskohorte gemeint, der sich seinen Platz im Prekariat nicht unbedingt ausgesucht hat. Konstantin Nowotny

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Tempo Sind die sich überschlagenden Generationszuordnungen ein Zeichen des Niedergangs der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften? Vulgär-Soziologie ersetzt die Analyse aus der empirischen Betrachtung und öffnet damit dem Ressentiment Tür und Tor. Die Instant-Mustererkennung lässt Generationen übereinanderpurzeln. Alle drei Jahre schält sich ein neuer Gesellschaftsstamm aus dem Humus noch namenloser Lebensbestrebung. Wo früher X oder Golf einen messbaren Lebensabschnitt ausfüllten, etwa eine Dekade oder drei WM-Legislaturen, werden heute die „Smombies“ bald von den Gretas abgelöst. Atemlos wird von einer Identität zur nächsten gehechelt. Wir Alten verharren. Als Boomer finde ich das okay. Marc Ottiker

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Verloren „Ihr Tod ist niemand eine Zeile wert“, schrieb der Spiegel, als 2008, 107-jährig, der letzte überlebende Teilnehmer des Ersten Weltkriegs starb. Im Unterschied zu anderen Ländern werden Veteranen in Deutschland aus naheliegenden Gründen nicht zeremoniell gefeiert. Als verlorene Generation gelten aber auch jene, die den Weltkrieg als Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene miterlebten, wie der Held in Ernst Glaesers berühmtem und immer noch lesenswertem Roman Jahrgang 1902. Der Begriff geht zurück auf Gertrude Stein, die ihn gegenüber dem trinkfreudigen Ernest Hemingway gebrauchte, welcher die „lost generation“ in den Literaturolymp erhob. Zukünftige Schriftsteller werden wissen, welche Generation demnächst als verlorene erklärt werden muss. Ulrike Baureithel

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Who, The Mehr als 50 Jahre hat My Generation von The Who auf dem rebellischen Buckel. Erschienen als Single in England 1965, ist das von Pete Townshend geschriebene Stück zur Hymne geworden. „Things they do look awful c-c-cold / I hope I die before I get old“, das war Proto-Punk, ein zwölf Jahre verfrühtes „No Future!“. Sänger Roger Daltrey brauchte drei Minuten und 19 Sekunden, um die Wut seiner Generation, aber auch ihre Unsicherheit hinauszustottern – ein Kunstgriff, der auf Manager Kit Lambert zurückgeht. Er meinte, die Band solle klingen wie ein „britischer Jugendlicher auf Speed“. Das Stück endet legendär: Das Gitarren-Feedback-Inferno Townshends war ein Novum. Marc Peschke

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Generation Y Burn-out-Generation aka Millennials – Açaí Bowls, Matcha Latte und Acovado Smash, die Superfoods für die Hipster-Fraktion und deren Instagram-Foodblogs. Bitte einmal gesund, sportlich, populär, erfolgreich und schön sein und bloß nicht vergessen, es im Netz zu teilen – aber hey, no pressure.

Wenn man von Instagram und Facebook ausgeht, ist die Y-Generation die allerglücklichste. Ganz so rosig sieht es für die Millennials aber offenbar nicht aus. Die US-amerikanische Autorin Anne Helen Petersen beschrieb in einem Text für das Portal Buzzfeed Anfang des Jahres, wie Millennials vom Kindergartenalter an gelernt haben zu performen und dass sie es gewohnt sind, sich pausenlos selbst zu optimieren. Daher tun wir uns so schwer, Fehler zu machen, ohne ein schlechtes Gewissen zu bekommen. Depressionen, Angststörungen und allgemeine emotionale Erschöpfung plagen die Generation Burn-out, aber wenigstens rocken wir die Arbeitswelt. Fake it till you make it! Alanna O’Riordan

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Generation Z Geboren Anfang 1996, bin ich ein „Z“. Schwer fällt mir der Kontakt zu zwei Jahre Älteren, einer ganz anderen Generation. In der Antike schimpfte man, die Jugend habe schlechte Manieren, keinen Respekt vor Älteren und schwatze, statt zu arbeiten. Heute heißt es, der Nachwuchs hinge nur am Smartphone, sei weltoffen – aber unpolitisch. Munter spekuliert man über die Karrierewege schulpflichtiger „Z-Teens“: Sie suchten Sinn in der Arbeit – wo gibt’s denn so was? – und wechselten oft den Job. Doch Befristung (Prekariat) und Smartphonisierung erfassen die ganze Gesellschaft.

Viele Jugendliche schließen sich der generationsübergreifenden Bewegung Extinction Rebellion an. Die verbreitet Endzeitstimmung. Verständlich: Wenn man den Teens schon den letzten Buchstaben des Alphabets zuordnet, was soll danach noch kommen? Ben Mendelson

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Hype | Schnurz rulez

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TikTok ist aktuell die angesagteste App der Welt. Vielleicht auch die traurigste? Ein Selbstversuch
Schnurz rulez

Sollten Sie noch nie von TikTok gehört haben, dann kennen Sie höchstwahrscheinlich die süßen Zwillinge Lisa und Lena nicht, auch nicht dieses tanzende Frettchen, das alle so lieben, und Sie haben verpasst, was Will Smith mit kleinen Teigtaschen anstellen kann. Sie sind dann nicht einer von einer Milliarde Nutzer*innen. Vielleicht brauchen Sie sich darüber aber auch nicht weiter grämen, denn: „TikTok ist schon kein Trend mehr“, behauptet zumindest meine Tochter, zwölf Jahre alt. Sie weiß fast immer alles besser als ich. Stimmt ihre Einschätzung auch hier?

Ich selbst gehöre nicht mehr ganz zur Generation X und bin ein bisschen zu alt, um ein richtiger Millennial zu sein, aber TikTok soll doch die aufregendste App der Welt sein. In jedem Fall gehört sie zu den wertvollsten. Auf 75 Milliarden Dollar beläuft sich der Schätzwert der App, die vor allem von Teenies benutzt wird und deren Erfinder ByteDance eine Tech-Company aus Peking ist und somit das erste soziale Netzwerk, das global eine so immense Größe hat und nicht aus dem Silicon Valley gesteuert wird. Ist TikTok gefährlich? Die US-Regierung sieht sich jedenfalls bedroht und prüft gerade, ob China die Karaokeapp zu Spionagezwecken benutzt.

TikTok funktioniert so, dass Teenies weltweit 15-sekündige Clips von sich selbst online stellen. Oft wird einem Lied durch Lippensynchronisation die Ehre erwiesen, dazu getanzt oder ein Streich gespielt. Man kann kommentieren, teilen und natürlich liken. TikTok soll sehr, sehr süchtig machen.

An dem Tag, an dem ich das TikTok-Land zum ersten Mal betrete, stopfen zwei Jugendliche ungefähr fünfhundert Mentos in ein mit Cola gefülltes Aquarium, sodass eine Fontäne in einem riesigen Strahl gen Himmel schießt. Ich sehe, wie psychedelisch es aussieht, wenn man Rasierschaum in einen Croc-Schuh sprüht, dann hineintritt und der Schaum durch die Öffnungen nach außen quillt. Candy von Doja Cat ist gerade sehr beliebt, denn ganz viele junge Mädchen lassen ihn laufen und machen eine Mini-Playback-Show dazu. Jeder kennt hier die Geschichte des Rappers Lil Nas X, dessen Sommerhit Old Town Road zuerst nur ein TikTok-Meme war und danach länger als jedes andere Lied jemals zuvor auf Platz eins der US-Charts stand. Viele, das merkt man sofort, wollen auch selber gerne berühmt sein und bemühen sich um das entsprechende Following. Es gibt aber auch die, die nicht ganz so lustig, nicht ganz so dünn, aber dafür irgendwo am Arsch der Heide dieses eine Lied nachmachen, nachts, neben dem Kuhstall. Es wird auf TikTok Alltagskultur mit einer unverstellten Entspanntheit und Lässigkeit vorgetragen, die man so vielleicht noch nie gesehen hat: maximal sinnlos, langweilig, dann plötzlich wieder zum Schießen – und fast alles natürlich, total pubertär. Ich bin extrem gehyped, weil immer so viel passiert, aber wohl auch, weil man ganz allein steht vor diesem Meer aus Memes. Denn das ist wohl das Radikalste an der App, es geht hier nicht mehr um deine Freunde. Anders als bei allen anderen sozialen Netzwerken richtet sich jeglicher Inhalt immer potenziell an das komplette Publikum. Der Schritt zu TikTok bedeutet auch der Schritt raus aus der Filterblase, die alle Leute, die nicht deine Freunde sind und nicht deiner Meinung, tendenziell von dir fernhält.

„Facebook? Voll peinlich!“

Möchte man mit grobem Besteck durch die sogenannten Generationen wühlen und ihnen anhand ihrer bevorzugten sozialen Räume einen Charakter zuweisen, dann waren es wohl die Babyboomer, die sich noch im gemütlichen Sport- und Schützenverein trafen, die Generation X fand sich dann erstmals im damals noch viel utopischeren und weniger kommerziellen Internet zusammen, sie entdeckte alsbald Facebook für sich und dort ein neues Verhältnis zur eigenen Identität und dem, was sich da mit ihr machen ließ. Zusammen mit den nachfolgenden Millennials professionalisierten sie das Private und kuratieren sehr ernsthaft bis heute das auf Hochglanz polierte Selbst. Meine Tochter weiß: „Facebook? Voll peinlich!“

Ihre Generation interessiert sich jetzt wieder für Spaß. Den Eindruck gewinnt man sofort, wenn man sich mit scrollendem Daumen durch das TikTok bewegt. Singen, Tanzen, Witze, in oft sehr ausgefuchsten Lo-Fi-Filmproduktionen mit brachialen Schnitten und Effekten machen sie sich über sich selbst und andere lustig. Dass das wild und anarchisch wirkt, hat sicher auch damit zu tun, dass die Nutzer zwischen 14 und 20 Jahre alt sein sollen. Den Leuten scheint hier auf den ersten Blick vieles wohltuend schnurzegal.

Man wird aber auch nostalgisch. Erinnerungen werden wach an die ersten verrückten Tage von Youtube, das 2005 online ging und wo ständig Dinge passierten, die man nicht erwartet und sich nicht einmal vorgestellt hatte. Fremde Leute, die überall auf der Welt seltsame, kranke Sachen machten. Sowohl bei TikTok als auch bei Youtube sind Pranks, Fails und Erklärvideos sehr beliebt. Man sieht junge, unbekannte Handwerker, die mitten im Rohbau stehen und tanzen, Polizistinnen, die in Würzburg was singen, Getränkemarktmitarbeiter, die sich gemeinsam einen Sketch ausgedacht haben. Haufenweise normale Leute, die alberne Sachen machen. Denen, das ist immer am schönsten, man dabei zusehen darf, wie ihnen auf angenehme Art die Pointe verrutscht. Ein bisschen wie Privatfernsehen. Und ein bisschen ist das auch eine neue wilde Volkskunst.

Aber wie ungeregelt ist das eigentlich wirklich? Und was soll das ganze #deutschland im TikTok? Während ich mich hier rumtreibe, ist das beliebteste Hashtag #okboomer, unter dem man sich fast durchgehend völlig harmlos gegen die Alten positioniert. Als weitere „angesagte“ Hashtags werden direkt danach #60sekundendeutschland, dann #dreamsfordeutschland angeboten, erstaunliche 14,5 Millionen Mal wurde scheinbar #bestofdeutschland unter den Videos verzeichnet. Kommen die 14- bis 20-Jährigen alleine auf die Idee, ihre ganze Deutschlandliebe hier auszudrücken? Wer initiiert so was?

Der Guardian berichtete gerade, dass ByteDance seine Moderatoren anweist, Material zu zensieren, das der chinesischen Regierung nicht gefallen könnte. Homosexualität darf hier auch nicht ausgedrückt werden. In Deutschland folgen gefühlt auf ein Video aus Nordamerika fünf aus Deutschland, aus Indien eins, aus China kam keins. Dafür kommt dann der Youtuber Rezo um die Ecke, und auch längst zu Recht vergessene TV-Comedians wie Maddin Schneider oder Matze Knop.

Witze über Greta

Und mit ihnen und vielen anderen Sketchen und schrecklichem #comedy-Zeug auch ein Gefühl aus alter Zeit, das in einem Schwung die Generation Greta und ihre superkorrekten Fridays-for-Future-Genossen*innen, die ja alterstechnisch auch zur Generation TikTok gezählt werden, einfach vergessen macht. Denn hier verhalten sich alle ständig überhaupt nicht korrekt. Sie machen sich über Greta lustig, sie machen sich über Schwule lustig, Weiße appropriieren ständig schwarze Musikkultur. Auf TikTok zertrümmern eine ganze Menge Leute die ihnen zugewiesene Generationsidentität. Eine junge deutsche Mittelschicht gibt sich stattdessen selbst das Bild, das früher das Privatfernsehen genauso von Deutschland gemalt hat: Hier liebt man Comedy, schlechte Witze, bekloppte Wetten und Wettbewerbe.

Am Ende habe ich selbst zwei Videos hochgeladen, sie haben vier Likes bekommen und ich habe sie schnellstens wieder gelöscht, denn man möchte nicht der sein, von dem ein paar junge Leute, die ich im Museum anspreche, sagen: „TikTok, no way, das machen jetzt nur noch Dreißig- oder Vierzigjährige, die imitieren, was Kids früher gemacht haben – voll peinlich.“

Meine kleine Schwester war vor dreißig Jahren fünf Jahre alt und fragte mit großen Augen, wie anstrengend das für die Bands im Radio sein muss, dass sie permanent am anderen Ende des Radios ihre Musik reinspielen. Heute ist wirklich immer jemand da, der einer Milliarde Menschen fünfzehn Sekunden seiner Existenz fast live zur Verfügung stellt. Das Gefühl absoluter Authentizität und totaler Gegenwart bleibt natürlich magisch. Im New Yorker stand kürzlich, das Phänomen TikTok bedeute eine logische Reaktion auf und eine absurde Flucht aus den Massenmedien, denen wir jeden Tag ausgesetzt sind.

Umso verblüffender, dass sich die chinesische Superapp in Deutschland in ein Update von TV total verwandelt, in dem nun endlich jeder Stefan Raab sein darf.

Seit dieser Ausgabe ist Timo Feldhaus Redakteur im Feuilleton des Freitag

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Young People Gravitate To Socialism As Capitalism Keeps Failing Them

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According to a new round of Gallup polling, Socialism is now as popular among Millennial voters as Capitalism. The main reason for this, which the poll did not get into, is that this age group has seen nothing but failures from capitalism for most of their lives, and they want a better system. Capitalism, in […]

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Morning Break: FDA News Dump; Surprise Bill's Fatal Flaw; HIV Stigma & Millennials

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O LA BORSA O LA VITA di Vicki ROBIN e Joe Dominguez 9 passi per trasformare il tuo rapporto con il denaro e ottenere l'indipendenza finanziaria

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O LA BORSA O LA VITA 9 passi per trasformare il tuo rapporto con il denaro e ottenere l'indipendenza finanziaria di Vicki ROBIN e Joe Dominguez (GRIBAUDI edizioni www.gribaudi.it) è un bestseller per imparare a riprendersi in mano la vita cambiando il modo in cui ci si rapporta ai soldi.
"Il miglior libro sul denaro. Punto." Grant Sabatier, fondatore di Millennial Money CNC - Make it
Prendi il controllo del tuo denaro e inizia a crearti una nuova vita!
Rispondi a queste domande: hai abbastanza denaro? Trascorri il tempo giusto con la famiglia e gli amici? Torni a casa dal lavoro pieno di vitalità?

Hai tempo per partecipare alle cose che credi importanti? Se dovessi perdere il tuo lavoro, lo vedresti come un'opportunità? Sei soddisfatto del contributo che stai dando al mondo? Sei tranquillo sul tuo denaro?
Il tuo lavoro riflette i tuoi valori? I tuoi risparmi sarebbero sufficienti a coprire 6 mesi di spese ordinarie? La tua vita è completa?
Tutti i suoi tasselli (lavoro, spese, rapporti umani, valori) combaciano? Se hai risposto no a una sola di queste domande, questo è il libro che fa per te!

Premessa del blogger finanziario Mr. Money Mustache (Peter Adeney)
"Un libro magnifico. Che cambierà la tua vita." Oprah Winfrey
"La guida fondamentale per una nuova modalità di gestione personale dei soldi."
Los Angeles Times

Vicki Robin è una famosa e prolifica innovatrice sociale, scrittrice e conferenziere. E' da sempre impegnata in prima linea nel movimento che promuove un modo di vivere sostenibile attraverso numerosi progetti.
Di Robin hanno parlato centinaia di articoli e programmi sul New York Times, Money, The Oprah Winfrey Show e molti altri.
Joe Dominguez (1938-1997) è stato un affermato analista finanziario a Wall Street prima di andare in pensione all'età di 31 anni grazie all'ideazione e alla pratica del programma del libro O la borsa o la vita.

Da oltre 25 anni O la borsa o la vita è considerato il libro di riferimento per cambiare il modo in cui rapportarsi ai soldi e per riprendersi in mano la propria vita.
Centinaia di migliaia di persone hanno seguito il programma in 9 fasi di Vicki Robin e hanno imparato a vivere con più consapevolezza.
Questa nuovissima edizione completamente aggiornata è già un bestseller come le precedenti. Un classico che ha dato prova nel tempo di poter essere applicato da chiunque in momenti di incertezza economica.

Che tu sia agli inizi della tua vita finanziaria o ti stia avvicinando alla pensione questo libro ti mostrerà come: eliminare i debiti e sviluppare risparmi;
risparmiare consapevolmente attraverso sane abitudini e non un rigido budget;
investire i tuoi risparmi e cominciare a produrre ricchezza; salvare il pianeta mentre risparmi denaro... e moltissimo altro!
Una volta che avrai preso il controllo dei tuoi soldi potrai smetterla di tirare avanti e iniziare a vivere davvero.

Gli autori non danno consigli da guru finanziari ma sagge indicazioni per aiutarti a creare una tua propria strategia di investimento a lungo termine.
Per diversificare il portafoglio ti conviene investire in obbligazioni o titoli di stato (la "base sicura" che garantisce il reddito per vivere).
Il resto si può investire in modo un po' più rischioso ma potenzialmente più redditizio grazie agli Index Fund: sono fondi comuni di investimento che replicano passivamente l'andamento di un indice di mercato (Dow Jones, Nasdaq ecc.) e hanno commissioni bassissime.
Ma per raggiungere la vera indipendenza finanziaria devi avere almeno 6 mesi di spese coperte in liquidità disponibile più una riserva extra.

L'obiettivo di O la borsa o la vita è limitare le perdite e le spese, massimizzare i guadagni e non perdere mai un centesimo in più di quello che hai prestabilito.
Impara a gestire te stesso, controlla l'ansia, la paura e l'avidità, l'eccesso di sicurezza e l'euforia: raggiungi un equilibrio emotivo e soprattutto semplifica le azioni.
Conoscere le giuste nozioni teoriche non basta: è importante saperle mettere in pratica e fare esperienza su di esse giorno dopo giorno.
Se c'è poi una persona che ti può aiutare in questo senso ed ha già ottenuto buoni risultati (es. un gestore di fondi o un promotore finanziario), questo può accelerare il tuo percorso. Il denaro va gestito e creato in un modo totalmente diverso da ciò che viene insegnato a scuola.



Un caro saluto. Raffaele Ciruolo

          

Best of Leadership Digital for Week of November 22, 2019

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Best of Leadership Digital Week of November 22, 2019. LEADING BLOG | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 Empathy-Driven Leadership: How to Be Compassionately Competitive in a For-Profit World E MPATHY? Isn’t that for directors of nonprofits and starry-eyed Millennial entrepreneurs with idealistic dreams? What good is empathy in an uber-competitive, saturated marketplace where leaders need to capitalize on every opportunity to stand out? MORE >> LEAD CHANGE BLOG | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, [...]
          

HIV: ancora disinformazione e pregiudizi tra i giovani. Così aumentano paura e rischi

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Quasi 1 ragazzo su 3 pensa che solamente chi adotta alcuni stili di vita rischia di contrarre la malattia. Per circa 1 su 2 frequentare una persona sieropositiva espone al contagio. Quasi 1 su 5 pensa che dal virus si possa guarire. Queste sono solo alcune delle false credenze che, da un lato, aumentano la paura nei confronti dell’AIDS e, dall’altro, espongono a comportamenti non sicuri. È quanto emerge da una ricerca svolta da Skuola.net col supporto non condizionato di MSD Italia, in occasione del World AIDS Day 2019.

 

L’HIV fa ancora molta paura. Specie tra le nuove generazioni. Basti pensare che molti, dovendo associare una parola al termine HIV/AIDS indicano – subito dopo “malattia”, “virus”, “sesso” – proprio il sostantivo “paura”, qualcuno addirittura “morte”. È quanto emerge dalle risposte dei 5534 ragazzi – tra gli 11 e 25 anni – interpellati nell’ambito di una ricerca svolta da Skuola.net col supporto non condizionato di MSD Italia, in occasione del World AIDS Day 2019. Questo è il frutto soprattutto di un’informazione superficiale e dell’assenza di confronto con chi può dargli le giuste coordinate. Lacune che portano ad avere una buona conoscenza della malattia (forse più del previsto). Ma che non consentono di superare alcuni luoghi comuni, stereotipi e pregiudizi ormai radicati nell’immaginario collettivo, nonostante la scienza li abbia smentiti definitivamente. Da qui l’esigenza di veicolare un’informazione di qualità attraverso campagne di comunicazione efficaci, capaci di intercettare i giovani attraverso l’utilizzo di strumenti innovativi e, soprattutto, digitali propri dei Millennials e della GenZ.

 

Uno delle false credenze più dure da abbattere è il fatto di non accettare che il virus dell’HIV possa contagiare tutti quanti, indipendentemente dallo stile vita: solo il 68% del campione è consapevole di ciò. Mentre quasi 1 su 3 associa il rischio di contrarre la malattia a determinati comportamenti: rapporti con molti partner, tossicodipendenza e omosessualità. Pregiudizi tipici degli anni ’80 che ancora fanno fatica a sparire, come anche lo stigma con cui vengono bollate le persone sieropositive: solamente per il 54% non è pericoloso vivere a fianco di un malato di AIDS. Il 46%, al contrario, crede che basti condividere con lui gli stessi spazi e interessi per esporsi al contagio: per il 14% usando le stesse posate e bicchieri, per il 9% usando lo stesso asciugamano, per il 6% è sufficiente uno starnuto o un colpo di tosse del malato, per il 3% facendo sport assieme. Un ulteriore 14% addirittura ritiene che qualsiasi tipo di contatto con una persona affetta da HIV possa veicolare il virus.

 

Va comunque detto che, su questi aspetti come in tutta la ricerca, il tenore delle risposte dipende dall’età. Perché, più si cresce, maggiore è la preparazione dei ragazzi. I giovani adulti (19-25) sono i più informati e consapevoli. Gli adolescenti (14-18) sono divisi tra chi è ben preparato e chi stenta un po’. I preadolescenti (11-13) sono i più a digiuno. Non è un caso che la cultura dell’HIV sia più diffusa tra chi è più attivo sessualmente (tra i 19-25enni il 69% dice di aver avuto rapporti completi, tra i 14-18enni ci si ferma al 28%). Quando il problema tocca da vicino ci si documenta meglio. Mentre, chi si approccia solo ora alla sessualità (come nel caso degli 11-13enni), deve necessariamente rivolgersi a canali esterni. Peccato che, nella classifica delle fonti da cui hanno ricevuto più informazioni i nostri giovani, ai vertici ci sono quelle meno scientifiche: Internet e Scuola (che compaiono nelle preferenze del 39% del campione), seguite dalla Tv (26%). Relegati all’11% medici e specialisti.

 

Gli stessi ragazzi, alla fine, ammettono di avere informazioni parziali sull’argomento. Solo 1 su 4 le ritiene ‘buone’, il 32% le giudica ‘appena sufficienti’, il 28% ‘scarse’, il 17% non sa nemmeno valutarne il livello. Facendo un passo indietro, proprio la scuola è il luogo in cui si potrebbe fare il lavoro più importante e costruttivo. Visto che per ora, tra chi ha parlato di HIV e AIDS in classe (circa la metà del campione), solo una parte – circa 6 su 10 - ha appreso dettagli che prima ignorava. Ma che, tra quelli che non hanno avuto tale possibilità, una quota simile senta l’esigenza di approfondire questa tematica a scuola, magari con un esperto. Solamente il 17% vuole continuare a non sapere.  

 

Per fortuna, le basi su cui impostare il lavoro sono incoraggianti. La conoscenza degli aspetti medici legati ad HIV e AIDS da parte della Generazione Z è, nel complesso, abbastanza soddisfacente. Con 1 ragazzo su 2 che, in genere, si mostra preparato almeno sulle questioni principali. Ad esempio, il 46% (con il consueto picco nella fascia 19-25 anni) sa che il primo termine è la premessa del secondo, il virus che provoca la malattia. Anche se il 21% ha una convinzione errata: il 9% pensa che non ci siano differenze, il 7% che dall’HIV si possa guarire e dall’AIDS no, il 5% che quest’ultima sia il virus e l’HIV la malattia. Gli altri non si esprimono. Un quadro che si ripete in quasi tutta l’indagine.

 

Rispetto alla conoscenza dell’insorgenza del virus, il 49% afferma (correttamente) che dall’HIV non si può guarire ma che, con cure mirate, la qualità della vita può essere accettabile. Mentre 1 su 4 dimostra di non avere informazioni corrette, scegliendo opzioni estreme: il 19% pensa che si possa guarire, il 5% che si muoia in poco tempo. Il 26% non sa rispondere. Riconoscere una persona sieropositiva? Il 39%, giustamente, sostiene che non si può fare limitandosi all’aspetto fisico; mentre per il 22% un malato di AIDS presenta tracce esterne specifiche; moltissimi (27%) quelli disorientati che non rispondono. 

 

Un po’ più di confusione sulle modalità di trasmissione, dato che in media solo il 28% elenca tutte le possibilità (sangue, sperma e secrezioni vaginali, passaggio madre-figlio); nella fascia di età 19-25 anni si arriva al 39%. Complessivamente, però, la quota più consistente (37%) lascia fuori l’ultima opzione; il 16% aggiunge, sbagliando, la saliva e il sudore come possibili veicoli di contagio. Molto alta, invece, la conoscenza del legame tra abitudini sessuali e rischi di contrarre la malattia: il 60% afferma, a ragione, che usando il preservativo difficilmente si corrono pericoli; appena l’11% indica falsi miti (rischia solo chi ha rapporti omosessuali od occasionali, chi non è attento all’igiene personale, chi va al letto con persone sconosciute). Il 51% (il 59% nella fascia 19-25 anni), inoltre, sa che si può contrarre l’HIV anche praticando sesso orale, se non ci protegge a sufficienza. Il 73% (l’84% tra i 19-25enni) che basti un solo rapporto per contagiarsi (ma tra gli 11-13enni il campione è spaccato in due). 

 

Minore la dimestichezza con lo screening e la prevenzione. Solo 1 su 2, di nuovo, sa che il virus dell’HIV è diagnosticabile solo attraverso un test specifico; il 32% pensa che sia rintracciabile dalle analisi di routine; il 18% che basti un’attenta visita medica. Stesse proporzioni se si chiede ai ragazzi quando è consigliabile effettuare il test: per il 50% va fatto ogni volta che si ha un rapporto a rischio, ma il 44% lo limiterebbe solo quando si hanno rapporti con persone di cui non si conoscono le abitudini sessuali. In pochissimi (23%) sanno che il test è gratuito presso le strutture pubbliche; il 15% crede che sia sempre gratuito, l’11% che sia sempre a pagamento (e assai costoso). Su questo tema, inoltre, lo scarto tra fasce d’età è ancora più netto. Ma le giustificazioni per i più piccoli sono almeno due: la scarsa (o assente) pratica sessuale e il fatto che, per effettuare il test, i minori devono essere accompagnati dai genitori.


          

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Millennial women (and a few men) are rebooting ancient 'witchcraft'

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Valuing Diversity, Gen Z Searches for Tailor-Made Holiday Experiences

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Gen Z shoppers, in particular, have more friends with different races, gender identities, and sexualities than previous generations. They are more likely to be influenced by social media stars, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, than traditional Hollywood celebrities. As a result, members of this generation value diversity more than other generations, and that value influences their purchasing decisions year-around. “If you look at baby boomers from this lens, they’re far more homogenous. Millennials and Gen Z are the antithesis [of] homogeneity,” Hebets says. “Brands need to understand that millennials and Gen Z don’t want to be put in the traditional box with respect to marketing or otherwise. They want brands to embrace and recognize their diversity.”
          

Community Connections Director

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Community Connections Director is focused on building relationships within our faith community and extending those connections into the Arden Arcade community.  Community Connections Director will develop and lead programs that engage the next generation of members, provide pastoral care together with Senior Pastor and Equipping & Discipleship Director, and connect adults with small group and life phase ministry opportunities.  This is a full-time position with employment benefits.

What To Expect

  • Develop programs that inspire engagement, connection and community among adults and families
  • Lead and facilitate welcome and inclusion for individuals and families
  • Envision and build a vibrant life phase ministry that appeals to, attracts and affirms millennials
  • Prioritize and pursue ministry initiatives that yield growth in membership
  • Preach on Sundays and other services as required
  • Contribute to the collaboration of the director team

What We Expect

  • Education that includes a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
  • Subscription to Good Shepherd theology
  • Values that align with Good Shepherd
  • Proven experience developing, growing and leading a ministry
  • Experience or aspiration to minister from the platform
  • Inspirational leadership with excellent emotional and relational intelligence
  • Extrovert who is personable and a gatherer
  • Desire to connect with the Arden Arcade community
  • Passion for pastoring families in all their diversity

About Our Church & Community

Good Shepherd is a vibrant and growing faith community located in Sacramento, California, in the Arden Arcade area east of the city center.  Good Shepherd is a mainline church established in what was the suburbs of Sacramento in 1951, that has become a multi-generational congregation in an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse urban community. 

As a community of faith, Good Shepherd is devoted to bringing God’s hope, help and healing to our changing world by igniting passion for a life in Jesus.  We commit to deeply held values of love, accountability, generosity, relationships and transformation.  We prioritize worship, commitment to small groups, growing in prayer life and biblical knowledge, serving in our congregation, giving reliably and by faith, and connecting others to Jesus.


          

Betterment Review 2019: Should You Use the OG Robo-Advising Tool?

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Investing your money is one of the best ways to save for retirement and build future wealth, and a Robo-advisor like Betterment makes it easy for investors to put their money in personalized portfolios. These portfolios are built with your risk and goals in mind, so you have the best asset allocation for future performance. In[...]

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How to Make Money on Facebook (Fast!)

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Before we get started, I need to be upfront about something. Learning how to make money on Facebook is, no joke, one of my favorite things to talk about. Why? Well, after I quit my stable, but an unfilling job as a high school band director to run this site full-time, I needed to supplement my income.[...]

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36 Ways to Save Money Fast

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Are you fired up about paying off your debt or working hard to start investing more for retirement? Then you need to learn how to save money fast! Even though I think that increasing your income with a side hustle is one of the best ways to make your financial goals happen, there are still lots[...]

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13 Easy Ways to Make Money Fast in 2019

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Did you forget about an upcoming bill? Have an unexpected expense pop up? You need to learn how to make money fast! We’ve all been there before… payday is at the end of the week, and you can’t stretch what’s left in your bank account anymore. You have three options, pull out a credit card,[...]

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9 Meal Prep Tips & Ideas to Help You Save Money

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Talking about how to save money on food and meal prepping is something I do regularly with my friends. Maybe that’s weird, but I love cooking, and I am always looking for ways to cut my grocery budget. I remember a conversation I had with a friend a few years ago when I told her that[...]

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7 Reasons Why You Absolutely Need a Side Hustle

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Side hustles sound cool, right? By now, side hustling is no longer a fringe idea you read about online — real people, probably several people you know, are side hustling to increase their income. For anyone who hasn’t started a side hustle, there are lots of questions about what a side hustle is, how you find[...]

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Who's Struggling the Most to Buy Homes? The Answer Might Surprise You

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Hint: It's not millennials.
          

La dichiarazione d’indipendenza delle sardine: «La festa è finita»

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La lettera ai populisti: «Per troppo tempo avete rovesciato odio e bugie su noi e i nostri concittadini. Ora ci siamo svegliati». E l’ex millennial Pd di Firenze fa un passo indietro: «No a strumentalizzazioni». Renzi: «Bene l’entusiasmo, ma servono proposte». Intanto le sardine registrano il marchio
          

Long-shot candidate Sestak exits 2020 US presidential race

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Long-shot candidate Sestak exits 2020 US presidential raceAnd then there was one fewer: Joe Sestak, a long-shot candidate for the Democratic Party presidential mantle in 2020, withdrew from the race Sunday. A former US congressman representing Pennsylvania, Sestak's campaign had not won great support. Pete Buttigieg, the moderate millennial mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has leapfrogged the race's main liberal candidates, senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, to claim second behind the resilient national leader Joe Biden, according to Quinnipiac University's latest poll released last week.



          

Survey Sheds Light Into How Individuals Manage Healthcare Debts

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Twenty-two percent of Millennials, 17% of members of Generation X, and 12% of Baby Boomers have been unable to pay a medical bill in full and had it sent to collections, according to the results of a survey conducted by AccessOne, a provider of patient financing solutions. Overall, a significant portion of the respondents have …

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Survivor 39 Episode 11 Feedback with Bret LaBelle

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This week, Rob is joined by Bret LaBelle from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X with to discuss everything that happened during episode 11 of Survivor Island of the Idols and go through all the questions the listeners submitted for the podcast.
          

BMW lanza en México la tercera generación de su modelo de entrada Serie 1

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Este modelo, cuya primera generación fue lanzada a nivel global en 2004, hoy busca llamar la atención de los consumidores millennials con un paquete de asistencias tecnológicas tomadas de modelos superiores de la gama.


          

2019, A Film Odyssey: Creep Shows

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This is Us

This year's hits you may have missed, flops that you should avoid, hidden gems to discover and more, plus where to watch 'em...


Halloween may be over but there's still time to catch up on the scary movies of 2019:


Velvet Buzzsaw (now streaming on Netflix):
An art world satire crossed with a "curse from beyond the grave" fright flick makes this sound like the snobbiest episode of Night Gallery ever, yet it never quite achieves the camp and/or scare level one imagines from such a possibility. Jake Gyllenhaal is delicious though as the bitchy "Morf Vandewait", a bisexual critic who at one point wears nothing but a laptop. (4/10)

Us (now streaming on HBO):
Jordan Peele's follow up to his Oscar-winning Get Out dives deep into its dark mythology... that somehow connects to Hands Across America?? You won't be able to take your eyes off of Lupita Nyong'o as two sides of the same coin, but the creepy premise just gets more and more preposterous and the results less and less satisfying as every twist is unveiled. Maybe less is more next time, Jordan? (6/10)

The Hole in the Ground (now streaming on Amazon Prime):
After a single mother is reunited with her young son who disappeared mysteriously she begins to notice that there's something... odd about him, as if he was a totally different person. Yes, it's the plot to Clint Eastwood's Changeling, but this here is a horror movie so there is an actual changeling involved. An average allegory of the perils of parental paranoia enhanced slightly by its cold Irish setting. (5/10)

Happy Death Day 2U (now streaming on HBO):
The absurdly named final girl Tree Gelbman is back for this slasher sequel that takes the clever Groundhog Day-ness of its predecessor and morphs it into a sci-fi quagmire of parallel universes where the relentless Babyface killer is still offing co-eds (some things never change). Requiring one to be far too versed on the minutiae of the first film, 2U ultimately drags the original down with it. (4/10)

Little Monsters (now streaming on Hulu):
Who knew that Lupita Nyong'o would be Miss Scream Queen 2019? She gamely headlines this Aussie indie as Miss Caroline, a devoted kindergarten teacher who goes from warbling Taylor Swift tunes to wielding a shovel to protect her adorable charges when a zombie outbreak interrupts their field trip. It bites off more than it can chew, yes, but it's a charming addition to the ranks of ZomRomComs. (6/10)

Midsommar (now available on Blu-ray and DVD):
If Ari Aster's Hereditary kept you up nights then his sophomore effort will make you never want to see the inside of your eyelids ever again. Deeply disturbing images, most displayed frankly in the harsh glare of sunlight against the backdrop of an idyllic Swedish countryside, abound in this millennial fever dream about a college trip gone horribly, horribly wrong. Aster is a bit self-indulgent with the slow burn, and he curiously takes on another "batshit crazy death cult" tale in just his second feature, but you'll never forget what you see here and will likely never want to see it again (in this case, that's a compliment). (8/10)

A Midsommar Nightmare

Reviews by Kirby Holt, Movie Dearest creator, editor and head writer.


          

Zitat: André Mörker glaubt Facebooks Geheuchel um versteckte Likes nicht.

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"Dann sind diese ach so böse Likes, die Menschen angeblich depressiv machen, nur noch gegen Bargeld oder Abos zu sehen." André Mörker, Gründer der Influencer-Agentur Media-Part, geht davon aus, dass Facebook die Einsicht versteckter Instagram-Likes monetisieren will, sagt er im "manager magazin"-Podcast. manager-magazin.de (22-Min-Audio)

“Dann sind diese ach so böse Likes, die Menschen angeblich depressiv machen, nur noch gegen Bargeld oder Abos zu sehen.”

André Mörker, Gründer der Influencer-Agentur Media-Part, geht davon aus, dass Facebook die Einsicht versteckter Instagram-Likes monetisieren will, sagt er im “manager magazin”-Podcast.
manager-magazin.de (22-Min-Audio)


          

Other: Game Mathematician - Glendale, California

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Game Mathematician Are you a Game Mathematician with experience in social or casino entertainment products? If so, read on.... We are the industry leader in bringing world class, AAA skill gaming onto the casino floor. With a strong portfolio of hit titles from the video game industry and all new hardware focused on attracting millennials onto the casino floor, we are leading the gaming revolution!!! Our executive team has deep roots in gaming, tech, and video games! What You Will Be Doing -Designing both traditional and non-traditional wagering games -Producing the mathematics for wagering games -Work together with product management, platform engineers, graphical artists, game designers and testers during the entire project -Support the company and customers in regards to mathematical issues concerning any game in the portfolio What You Need for this Position -4+ years designing social and/or casino entertainment products -Strong interest and proficiency in probability and statistical mathematics -Deep knowledge of traditional casino game design mechanics, including slots -Genuine interest in interactive entertainment such as gaming, games, gambling, betting -Enthusiasm and positive attitude -Strong interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal -Exceptional organizational skills and ability to function effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment -Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to demonstrate attention to details -Team player who can effectively interact with management and collaborate with other departments in the organization -Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related field So if you are a Game Mathematician.....please apply today! - Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Your Right to Work In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. CyberCoders will consider for Employment in the City of Los Angeles qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. ()
          

George Eliot: 200 Years On, Valuable Lessons For Today’s Millennials

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Born the same year as Queen Victoria, Eliot faced similar life choices to many young women today.

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Why Smartphone Gambling is on the up Among African Millennials

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Smartphone penetration around the continent has exhibited a remarkable growth rate, paving way for online sports betting.

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10 things I loved about November; Starbucks, Mac Cosmetics and more

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Each month, WPP's chief client officer Lindsay Pattison will share her favourite client developments in the world of creativity and technology. Here she takes a look back at what caught her eye in October.

1. Another month, another excellent podcast. This time it’s Martin Renaud, CMO Mondelēz, talking all things mindful snacking, streamlining the agency model and that holy trinity of data, media and creative. Oh, and being absolutely obsessed with building brands on strong, strategic foundations.

2. Starbuck’s is piloting a ‘micro-café’ in NYC bereft of the usual coffee shop hallmarks: menu boards, comfy chairs and long queues at the cash register. Instead, the space is designed for customers to order via phone (I imagine the Starbucks app will get a whole lot of new users) and then pick up their order on arrival. The space is only 28 square metres (300 square feet) - a smart move to keep sales moving but cut down on rent and staff costs.

3. Unilever has successfully finished trialling ethical ad tech where people who watch video ads online can pick a charity to donate the 50% of the ad revenue to. First up was Knorr and Lynx on traditional advertising sites (powered by the technology Good Loop), now it’s Dove on Instagram stories. Watch out for the swipe up to donate to either UN Women or the local Dove Self-Esteem Project.

4. Mac Cosmetics has taken the intersection of beauty, tech and physical retail to the next level with the Shanghai Experience Centre. With customers invited to use WeChat instore to augment the experience, virtual makeup mirrors that allow you to try 18 different lipstick colours in 30 seconds, and social reviews available at each product station - this is a space that seamlessly blends product discovery, social engagement and purchase.

5. This is so neat and incredibly powerful. Using old black & white war footage juxtaposed with familiar icons and sounds from the gaming world, gamers are being asked to #PauseToRemember on 11 November, 11am (Remembrance Day). The message? War is not a game.

6. Livestream shopping generated $4.4bn in Chinese sales in 2018. One of H&M’s brands, Monki, has embraced it with a recent livestream, filming their editor-in-chief and chief buyer discussing trends and inspecting Monki products live to 19 markets. It was hosted on Monki’s website instead of a third-party app, which meant customers could interact with their host and shop the products.

7. It feels like the beverage arena is as hotly contested as the streaming one right now. That arena has a new player in the form of Coca-Cola’s new flavoured seltzer water brand - AHA. It's Coca-Cola’s first new drink in more than a decade, and it’s well worth the wait. I love the packaging, the crisp-sounding flavours (think lime & watermelon, citrus & green tea) and the splash of caffeine is right up my street.

8. Like many of you reading this column, I’ve long been a fan of Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble. Well, former CEO of Bumble – because she’s now moved up to CEO of MagicLab, Bumble (and Badoo’s) parent company, recently valued at $3bn thanks to Blackstone taking a majority stake.

9. I’ve always thought C-suite titles are a good reflection of industry trends. Today we have chief people officers, chief ethics officers, and at Google, a chief decision scientist. What is a chief decision scientist? Cassie Kozyrkov uses applied data science, AI and behavioural science to create better tools and products - a discipline that she calls decision intelligence. In real life, it also means letting “well thought-out projects flourish, as well as identifying ill-advised projects so these can be shut down before they begin.”

10. And to finish, Prada and Adidas have confirmed a long-term collaboration, with the first products dropping this December. The projects aim? ‘Investigate the realms of heritage, technology and innovation - and to challenge conventional wisdom through unexpected strategies.’ One for all sneaker-heads to keep their eye on ahead of Christmas…


          

Losing Sight of Jefferson and Falling into Plato

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The Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David (1787)

 

Many professors at higher-level academic institutions profess to be practitioners of a Socratic method of teaching, which is a method of students arriving at understanding by a teacher “pestering” them with probing questions that lead to self-searching. Many, if not most, of such practitioners presume that the method facilitates true learning. Socratic teaching and learning are not reducible, in John Dewey’s words, to pouring information into the heads of students, but they are a matter of drawing out what is, in some sense, already there.

Socrates (469–399 B.C.) was one of Ancient Athens’ most unusual citizens. He professed a profound love of Athens insofar as he claimed he could never offer a return to Athens (or its citizens) as valuable as what he had, throughout his life, gained from the cosmopolitan polis.

 

What was unique about Socrates was his zetetic (seeking) manner of living. He renounced all pleasures other than the pleasure he experienced in searching for knowledge, which he said he never possessed. He claimed to be wise only inasmuch as he recognized that he, unlike other prominent Athenians, understood that he knew nothing, and thus, that human wisdom counted for nothing next to divine wisdom.

 

Never claiming to have any (real) knowledge—that is, knowledge of things substantive such as of the virtues piety, wisdom, justice, self-control, and courage—he spent his days throughout his life in pursuit of knowledge. His daily zetetic activity showed that he did not consider that activity fatuous. That demonstrates that he, at least, thought that acquisition of knowledge was humanly possible. Otherwise, his life would have been as pointless as searching to find great-tailed grackles, birds endemic to hot places like Texas, in Anchorage, Alaska.

 

Socrates’ method of pursuit was elenchus—a method of dialectic exchange in which the one chiefly in pursuit of knowledge, usually Socrates, asked an interlocutor a number of questions, pointedly articulated to get at the nature of a particular virtue, or even virtue in general.  After expostulation of an initial definition from an initial question—e.g., “What is virtue?”—questions would be crafted to expose insufficiencies in the proposed definition—e.g., “Whatever is just is virtuous” (Meno)—with the expectation of either refinement of the proposed definition or proposal of a different definition, in keeping with flaws in the definition, exposed by later questions.

 

The end of all such elenctic Socratic dialogs was aporia—a state of puzzlement or confusion which characterizes an interlocutor who came to recognize that he did not or might not know what he had thought he knew. In Plato’s Socratic dialogs, interlocutors in aporia often walk away in anger from Socrates, but sometimes walk away accepting that they must now seek the knowledge they hitherto thought that they had.

 

Socrates, Plato tells us in Apology, made few friends through his practice as he showed prominent Athenian politicians, poets, and craftsmen that they did not know the things they thought that they knew (things such as justice, piety, and beauty). He doubly irritated many, as the youth often imitated his methods. Hence, he was ultimately sentenced to death because of numerous charges, each reducible to corruption of the young.

 

Socrates was not supposed to be sentenced to death, for Athenian democracy was in the main largely tolerant of differences of opinion—even somewhat disruptive differences of opinion (consider Epicurus’ philosophical Garden, which placed just outside Athens, preached a minimalist sort of hedonism, through freedom from mental disquiet, ataraxia, and social withdrawal). Socrates merely could not promise to stop doing what was considered by many to be so disruptive of daily Athenian affairs—his daily dialectic.

 

There are too few genuine Socrateses in today’s higher education and even fewer students, willing to be challenged dialectically. Anyone who has taught in higher education for more than two decades has doubtless come to recognize that the “New Millennials” and even the generation beyond them, the students born in or after 2000, are difficult, if not impossible to teach. They are, in the words of Professor Elayne Clift, “devoid of originality, analytical ability, [and] intellectual curiosity.” She continues, “Having passed through a deeply flawed education system in which no one is paying attention to critical thinking and writing skills, they just want to know what they have to do to make their teachers tick the box that says ‘pass.’” All the other teachers do that.

 

Why? Students have an effective tool, rage, through a sense of academic entitlement, which many utilize as a security blanket. When they perform poorly, as they often tend to do, they blame their poor performance on poor teaching. Teachers, due to pressure aligned with need of strong evaluations, seldom challenge inculpation. They are too afraid of poor evaluations and direct complaints, which may readily result in loss of adjunct work or failure to attain tenureship. Many teachers, I believe, now sheepishly accept the notion that they, not the students, are the problem. Moreover, students are also in a position of power because they are viewed as consumers, and institutions are in the market to attract as many students each year as they can attract. Education is increasingly following the pattern of successful businesses, which follow the mantras: The more customers, the more money, and the customer is always right.

 

Socratic teaching in such a milieu is impossible, because it is designed principally to expose ignorance. Today’s students are entitled to a passing grade without working because they already know everything they really need to know. Each is a sun of his own solar system—no binary stellar systems here!—and the orbiting bodies orbit for the sake of that sun. Says Daniel Mendelson, “Perhaps because they have received more attention than any generation in the history of Homo sapiens, millennials seem to be convinced that every aspect of their existence, from their love lives to their struggles with reverse peristalsis, is of interest not just to their parents but to everyone else as well.”

 

Plato millennia ago saw the problem as one of pure democracy (demokratia). In a democracy, according to Plato in Republic, each person thinks of himself as the equal of all others in all ways. The city is full of freedom and free speech and everyone is free to do what he wants to do when he wishes to do it. Democracy, constitutionally, is a “supermarket of constitutions,” as it embraces all persons and all rules. “[A democrat], always surrendering himself to whichever desire comes along, lives as if it were chosen by lot” (557a–561b). 

 

Thomas Jefferson, of course, was aware of the pitfalls of democracy. There can be no such thing as a pure democracy over a large expanse of land, he avers, but only in a small parcel, such as a ward, where smallness of political space enables all to have an equal share in political matters. Hence, Jefferson, while in France, speaks to James Madison (30 Jan. 1787) of the need of representative government, where “the will of every one has a just [and not a direct] influence,” for affairs of state and country. Even with representative government, he continues to Madison, “the mass of mankind … enjoys a precious degree of liberty & happiness.” Nonetheless, “it has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject,” because of its embrace of freedom of expression.

 

Yet the pitfall of turbulence is often massively misconstrued or hyperbolized by scholars—e.g., Conor Cruise O’Brien. Jefferson writes thus in a letter to Madison (20 Dec. 1787) of Shays’ Rebellion, an event which horrified many, especially New Englanders. “The late rebellion in Massachusetts had given more alarm than I think it should have done. Calculate that one rebellion in 13 states in the course of 11 years, is but one for each state in a century & an half. No country should be so long without one.” Earlier in the same year (Jan. 30), he writes to Madison, “A little rebellion now and then is a good thing & as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” Some six years later (3 Jan. 1793), he writes to William Short of the sanguinary effects of the French Revolution: “My own affections have been deeply wounded by some of the martyrs to this cause, but rather than it should have failed, I would have seen half the earth desolated. Were there but an Adam and an Eve left in every country, and left free, it would be better than as it now is.” The bloodshed of a rebellion is, of course, abominable in the short term, but “this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs.” In sum, what appears as a pitfall of democracy on a large scale is really its great strength.

 

Jefferson did have an antidote—a means of preventing too many rebellions. That was periodic constitutional reform, effected through robust discussions by the people themselves. John Stuart Mill agrees. The strength of a vital democracy, Mill notes, is not only its tolerance of difference of opinions, but also the vitality with which it aims to iron out those differences through respectful, progressive debate. Robert Healey agrees: “Democracy is a means of determining courses of action through use of open and admitted conflict of opinion. Its ideal is not the achievement of a homogeneous society, but true cooperation, the working together of different people and groups who have deliberated with each other.” Thus, the aim of democratic thriving is citizens’ engagement with the institution through collisions of ideas. Those collisions are not purposeless, but aim at truth or at least heightened understanding of problems or issues in a solemn effort toward resolution.

 

Robust discussion is what is missing in the educative climate of the twenty-first century which worships a new, radical liberalism—toleration of diversity of opinion as an end, not as a means. The teaching milieu in the twenty-first century embraces tolerance of differences, but not progress with the aim of ironing out those differences through respectful debate—the Jeffersonian ideal behind periodic constitutional renewal. Thus, with disavowal of the Jeffersonian ideal, there is avowal of Plato’s concept of democracy in which freedom has become an end, and a deteriorative end, and not a means to an end—human flourishing.

 

We ought to strive today to recognize and aim at the Jeffersonian democratic ideal, not the Platonic degenerative conception. Within the ideal of Jeffersonian republicanism, there not only is room for Socratic methods of teaching, there also is need for Socratic methods of teaching. Why? It is, as Jefferson noted, better to have turbulent liberty than quiet servitude.


          

11/30/2019: Life | Outdoor Design: Put your feet up

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Ahigh proportion of Australians are engaged with gardens and younger people’s enthusiasm for indoor plants continues to flourish. An August study by Amazon Australia found three in four millennials are keen gardeners and nearly twothirds of Australians...
          

Spotted at Supercomputing 2019: A 256 GB Gen-Z Memory Module

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As a millennial, everything in the media that ‘Gen Z’ does often gets lumped into the millennial category. Thankfully there’s another type of Gen-Z in the world: the cache coherent memory-semantic standard. Where standards like CXL are designed to work inside a node, CXL is meant to work between nodes, providing a switched fabric or a point-to-point connectivity for memory, storage, accelerators, and even other servers.

Earlier this year we saw the announcement of a Gen-Z switch which provides a fabric backbone to which hardware can be connected. The switch allows for fabric management, switching, routing, and security, and allows hardware configuration mixes of storage, compute, and accelerators. We found one such add-on at this year’s Supercomputing: the ZMM, or Gen-Z Memory Module.

What we had in front of us was actually a dummy unit for show purposes, but it is a 3-inch wide memory device that adds additional distributed memory to the network such that different nodes can take advantage of it when needed. Inside is 256 GB of DRAM, providing 30 GB/s bandwidth through the Gen-Z interface: that’s the equivalent of dual channel DDR4-1866. The total latency is listed as 400 ns which is an order of magnitude slower than main memory. Ultimately this is slower than traditional memory-controller supported DRAM, but aims to be faster than network attached storage.


We also saw marketing for a PCIe Gen 5.0 compatible Gen-Z Connector

With these modules, ultimately the goal of Gen-Z is to have a 4U unit in a rack that customers can install any number of memory modules, storage drives, accelerators, or other compute resources, without worrying about exactly where they are in the system or how the system can access them. The Gen-Z consortium is aiming for ‘rack-scale compatibility’, and wants to be able to make these rack-level adjustments seemless to existing ecosystems without OS changes.

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10 Benefits of Dog-Friendly Workplaces

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Tech companies are known for introducing lavish office perks to attract millennial talent, and other industries will soon follow suit. One of the latest perks is the bring-your-pet-to-work policy that seems to be working wonders for employees and employers alike.  Large private employers such as Amazon have even gone the extra mile and created dog ... Read More about 10 Benefits of Dog-Friendly Workplaces

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Más de 500 bodegas en todo el mundo ya emplean la realidad aumentada en las etiquetas

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'Reorganizing priorities:' Gig economy transforming business, changing the way work gets done

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Instead of settling into careers and opening company-backed 401(k)s or other retirement plans, many millennials are opting to piece together incomes based on contract work
          

Tackling population decline: Grow Wabash County, Community Foundation present key findings

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Interviewed millennials who moved away believed there was a lack of employment opportunities, high-speed internet, housing, retail, public transportation and social engagement
          

Millennials Want to Get Rid of Thanksgiving

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12/2/2019: Life: Smashing! Avocados help to fight middle-age spread

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SMASHED and served on toast, they are a favourite of the millennial generation. But eating avocados could help you do more than just keep up with the latest food fad. A study has found that eating one a day could help keep middle-age spread at...
          

United States: Millennial City Dwellers Will Continue To Own/Lease Cars - Duff and Phelps

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We dug deeper to analyze results specific to city dwellers.
          

United States: How Transportation Options Stack Up For Millennials - Duff and Phelps

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We asked millennials to indicate the frequency with which they use various transportation options.
          

Worldwide: Millennials Value Car Ownership – Will The Trend Continue? - Duff and Phelps

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Three-quarters of millennials own cars – most expect to purchase or lease a new car in the next five years.
          

Worldwide: Millennials And Auto Trends Report - Will Millennials Drive The Automotive Industry Forward? - Duff and Phelps

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Duff & Phelps surveyed 2,150 millennials to reveal if they will buy fewer cars than prior generations.
          

United States: Where Is The Automotive Market Heading? - Duff and Phelps

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Our global survey provides clear evidence that a high percentage of millennials currently own or lease a car and expect to purchase another one in the near future.
          

Worldwide: Millennials Prefer Owning/Leasing A Car Over Ride-Hailing Services - Duff and Phelps

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Globally, 75% of millennials chose owning/leasing a car over using ride-hailing services, if they would cost the same.
          

Worldwide: Millennial Considerations In The Car-Buying Process - Duff and Phelps

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When millennials look for a new car, price, fuel efficiency and safety are top of mind, followed by style/look, size, brand reputation, technology and features, speed and other.
          

Edward Jones Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine

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Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year. 

To determine the Best Workplaces for Parents list, Great Place to Work® compared parents’ and non-parents’ responses from among more than 4.6 million employees at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations nationwide. Employees responded anonymously to more than 60 survey questions rating their employers. 

“We once again are honored to be recognized for creating a best workplace, where all associates are encouraged to maximize their potential and bring their whole selves to work,” said Kristin Johnson, Edward Jones Chief Human Resources Officer. “We’re proud to offer programs that make it possible for our associates to blend their work and their lives, while delivering great client experiences and making a difference in the communities they serve.” 

Best Workplaces stand out for creating great workplaces for all employees, regardless of position or other personal characteristics. Edward Jones’ generous 16-week paid parental leave policy continues to highlight its suite of associate benefits. 

“The companies featured on the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents list stand out for their comprehensive approach to employees becoming mothers and fathers,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. 

These companies, Bush said, take a holistic view on supporting new moms and dads by offering benefits such as career coaching. 

“Edward Jones associates receive coaching, mentoring and development opportunities to reach their professional goals – and the support systems they need to be successful as working parents,” Johnson said. 

The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firm’s 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.


          

7 ways I’m making my tiny apartment feel like home for the holidays

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Real talk: I have issues making new places feel like me, so ever since I sold my car (shout out to you, Penelope) and bought a plane ticket from Florida to New York City, I’ve put little effort into my apartment—especially in December. What holiday decorating ideas could ever compare to my childhood home(s)?

My first place in NYC was a tad too small for a regular-sized person to comfortably move around, so I’m off the hook on that one. But now that I’m onto my second (still tiny!) apartment, I’ve made it my goal to create a space that feels close to being home for the holidays—even though my mom’s candle collection and my dad’s gigantic hand-picked trees are hard to beat.

Oh, the other thing I forgot to mention? I live with a thousand other people (just kidding, like five), so balancing a holiday theme throughout the apartment that also jives with everyone else’s tastes is another hurdle I’ve avoided… until now.

In preparation, I’ve planned out my first-ever holiday shopping spree—minus the long lines, impatient New Yorkers, and back aches, because my millennial burnout is much too strong for me to shop anywhere other than from the comfort of my itty bitty apartment.

Keep scrolling for some holiday decorating ideas that will finally make any small space feel like home.

3ft Flocked Pre-lit Slim Artificial Christmas Tree, $60

My apartment is a bit cluttered (remember all the roommates?), but a tree is a non-negotiable. I can’t exactly go buy an eight-footer like my dad does due to the square footage in my home (and no, my pride will not divulge what that is), but this three-foot, pre-lit tree will fit right in.

Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill Essential Oils, $5

Since my tree hasn’t been cut down from a forest, it’s lacking the pine scent I crave this time of year—and one that constantly circulates my Panhandle home—so opting for these diffusers will produce the same nostalgic feeling (without having to actually care for a living tree). One for every room? Why not.

Philips 90ct Christmas LED Dewdrop String Fairy Lights, $15

I used to beg my parents to get on the roof and string lights up when I was a kid—an urge they often obliged—but this year I decided to outfit my stoop (closest thing to a front yard!) with these fairy lights that give just a touch of twinkle without becoming that neighbor. And I’m even thinking of snagging another set to string throughout the living room as well. The more the merrier, am I right?

Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa – Keurig K-Cup Pods, $36

This isn’t decor, but I can’t possibly enjoy my tree, lights, and pine-scented air without a mug of hot chocolate in hand. With a quick pop into the Keurig, I’ll be sipping on this sweet form of pure holiday cheer through December (or, let’s be honest, March).

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Faux Pine Wreath with Red Berries, $25

I’ll admit it: I dig wreaths—especially this simple pine one with a splash of red berries. I’ll be hanging it on my apartment front door as welcoming prop for when friends come over for feasting and wine nights, and probably one in my room just to boost the overall jolly vibes of my personal living quarters.

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Women’s Red Plaid Pajama Set, $20

If I could live in pajamas I would, which is why this time of year—when everyone sports a set of matching PJs without any shameful looks or questions like, “Why are you wearing pajamas at a movie theater?”—suits me so well. And this plaid set is classic, not over the top, and the idyllic ’fit for watching holiday movies and sipping something warm and sweet.

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Solid Cable Knit Chenille with Sherpa Reverse Throw Blanket, $30

The finishing touch? A knit throw to up cozy factor. Once I’m be snuggling under this one watching every holiday movie, sporting the cutest PJs ever, and admiring my teensy tree, it’ll feel like I’m *finally* home.

Sponsored by Target

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Sales: Entry Level Sales Representative- - East Lansing, Michigan

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Power Home Remodeling is a company founded on equal parts hard work and positivity. We believe that "dream" and "achieve" are not mutually exclusive. That philosophy has served us well in becoming FORTUNE Magazine's #1 Workplace for Millennials and one of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work. 90% of our executives begin their careers in entry-level positions because we recruit, train, and retain talented individuals with a drive to succeed. Power is more than a home remodeling company. Power is a dream realization, technology-innovation, community-advocacy, expectation-shattering, happiness-maximizing company dedicated to improvement, both for our customers, and ourselves. Entry Level Sales Representative When you work at a company where the CEO started at entry level less than a decade ago and worked his way to the top, you know we mean it when we say we're preparing you to succeed in more than just your current position. As a full-time entry-level sales representative you'll be trained in all of our products and be able to deliver interactive presentations that will teach communication skills, negotiation tactics, and strategic planning. This position is also the perfect entrance into all other aspects of our business. Primary job responsibilities include: Development and coordination of marketing strategies Promotion of Power's products and services to prospective and existing clients Delivery of interactive sales presentations on eco-friendly, green products and services Participation in ongoing training camps on a weekly basis Qualifications: Highly developed interpersonal, organizational and communication skills Ability to speak publicly with confidence and poise Keen sense of self-motivation, dignity and resolve Open-minded with a passion for learning a wide-range of skills that will carry through a variety of career paths Naturally relational and articulate individual who thrives in human interaction Desire to mentor other colleagues after refining your skill set BA/BS preferred Ability to work Mon - Fri: 11 am to 7 pm & two Saturdays per month: 9 am to 3 pm Salary and Benefits: Average first year income range: $45,000 - $60,000 (Base Salary plus commission and bonuses) Monthly opportunities for performance-based non-monetary rewards, such as luxury vacations, high-end electronics, gift cards and tickets to concerts and events Full medical, dental, life and disability insurance plans that can be tailored to your specific needs and the needs of your family Paid Parental Leave Free health screenings Rewards for participation in wellness programs Ample paid vacation and holidays A competitive 401(k) retirement savings program, matched by Power Access to the latest technology, such as laptops, smart phones and tablets that will help you reach your earnings goals faster and more efficiently A robust social program filled with events, and activities, including a company trip to a tropical destination for you and a significant other ()
          

Sandbox becomes majority shareholder in Hopster

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Sandbox becomes majority shareholder in Hopster November 29, 2019 11.45 Europe/London By Julian Clover Sandbox & Co and Venture Founders Ltd have made a substantial investment in the preschool educational and entertainment digital platform Hopster. It leaves Sandbox holding the majority stake in the business. The funding will be used to update product development and support its UK operations. Sandbox is an investor in a number of business targeting Millennial families including CoolMathGames, Poptropica, Tinybop and Curious World. Nick Walters, founder and CEO at Hopster said: “We have a long and established relationship with Sandbox who understand and support our vision, our goals and our values as educational, ethical and ambitious company. We have a number of exciting deals with high profile partners already in place for 2020 to announce and launch – so we are in a strong position and confident and excited for the future.” During the year Hopster has established partnerships with Amazon France, Oman Ooredoo, Sky New Zealand, Vodacom South Africa and Dish and Sling in the United States. Bhav Singh, Founder & CEO of Sandbox, said: “We’ve watched Hopster grow from an idea to a market leading service over the last few years and it was only natural that we continue to support the company to expand on this strong base and foundation as the leading digital pre-K service and welcome them to the Sandbox family of properties.” Following the acquisition, Singh becomes Hopster’s chairman.
          

The Democratic primary’s generational divide

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Pete Buttigieg is the youngest candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries, and if elected, he would be the youngest president in history. On the campaign trail he often talks about America's need for "a new generation of leadership" to replace the "failures of the old normal." Yet none of this seems to be very appealing to voters in his own age bracket. Polls have consistently shown that Mayor Pete appeals overwhelmingly to the over-50 crowd.

The sole millennial candidate in the race, then, is a hit with boomers, while the oldest candidate in the race, Senator Bernie Sanders, who is more than twice Buttigieg's age, is the preferred candidate for under-30 voters. This fact, that a 78-year old who recently suffered a health scare is far more popular with millennials than the 37-year-old candidate with boyish looks, tells us a lot about the generational divide that has consumed the Democratic Party in recent years.

On a superficial level it seems somewhat counterintuitive for younger voters to swarm to an elderly white man, but from an ideological perspective it makes perfect sense. Sanders has been the millennial favorite since 2016, and the Vermont senator's calls for Medicare-for-all, free college, and aggressive taxation, among other plans, are far more in tune with the younger generation's political attitudes and beliefs than any other candidate in the race. And his record of consistency over the past 50 years only reinforces his appeal. A recent Economist/YouGov poll found that 57 percent of under-30 primary voters are considering voting for Sanders, while 34 percent say he is their first choice (the highest of any of the Democratic candidates). On the other hand, just 21 percent of voters over 65 are considering a vote for Sanders, and a mere 3 percent of these voters support him as their first choice.

Buttigieg, by contrast, is far closer in his political orientation to the older liberals who have spent most of their adult life in the neoliberal era. For all of Mayor Pete's talk about how we can't return to the "old normal," he hasn't articulated how he would be any different from previous Democratic administrations, and has flatly rejected some of the more bold and progressive plans currently gaining traction in the Democratic Party (and supported by candidates like Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren). Instead, he has increasingly presented himself as the centrist alternative to Joe Biden, effectively promoting the same message as the former vice president, but with a fresh new face. This has made him appealing to older voters, but not with millennials or Gen-Z voters. The same poll found that just 22 percent of 18-29 year old voters are considering voting for Buttigieg, while nearly 50 percent of voters over 65 are considering the mayor (additionally, 12 percent of over-65 voters have Buttigieg as their first choice, compared to 7 percent of 18-29 year olds).

It is a truism that voters generally become more conservative and antipathetic to change as they age, and for many older liberals the past few years of chaos in Washington have made them long for the relative stability of the Clinton and Obama eras. However, for younger voters who never experienced the benefits of the previous status quo, coming of age during the Great Recession, Trump's election seems to have had the opposite effect, making them more radical and hungry for systemic change.

Buttigieg's "youth and optimism," ABC News recently reported, "is winning over older Iowans," but what really seems to attract older voters is the fact that Buttigieg emits a youthful energy while putting forth a very conservative message. Joe Biden's age, by comparison, seems to match his conservative politics, which come across as stale and outdated (questions about his cognitive health certainly don't help). Symbolically, then, Mayor Pete provides a youthful veneer to an ideology and a form of politics that is long past its expiration date — which many millennials seem to see right through.

For many of Buttigieg's older supporters, he seems to induce a vague kind of nostalgia, with persistent comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama. Buttigieg, they say, will unify the country and bring back a bipartisan spirit that has been lost. And like Kennedy and Obama, President Buttigieg would represent another symbolic first as the first gay president. As HuffPost put it earlier this month, he is trying to "cultivate the kinds of voters who remain enamored of the former president's eloquence and sunny disposition."

Young people, however, enthusiastically supported Obama a decade ago not because of his sunny disposition, but because he ran on transforming Washington, and appeared to represent a new kind of politics. Buttigieg isn't running as Obama did in 2008; rather, he is running as Obama governed — and as the Obama who recently cautioned Democrats not to listen to the "left-leaning" activist wing in the party and to be "rooted in reality." "The average American doesn't think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it," said the former president, echoing the narratives of Buttigieg and Biden.

If anyone needed proof that the "Ok Boomer" meme isn't so much about age but mentality, then the divide between Sanders and Buttigieg shows it. The millennial mayor from Indiana is far more of a "boomer" in spirit than the septuagenarian senator from Vermont, who has been consistently radical throughout his career (long before it was politically expedient). Meanwhile, millennials and Gen-Zers seem to have lost patience for the symbolic politics of hope.

When recently confronted about taking money from billionaires and Wall Street, Buttigieg defended himself by stating that the same criticisms had previously been leveled against Obama, "If you think about with respect to Wall Street, [Obama] delivered the strongest regulations and accountability that there had been there in a generation."

For young voters who desire radical change, this tells them all they need to know about Mayor Pete.

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What the Moomins can tell us about fighting climate despair

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Climate change is real, no matter what some would have us believe. In this past summer's heat wave over Europe, the Arctic region of Scandinavia experienced temperatures up to 101 degrees, while the ice cap of Greenland is melting at the rate projected for the year 2070. Meanwhile, Australia is experiencing yet another year of unprecedented drought, at the same time as the American Midwest has been fighting against the overflowing Mississippi River after too much rain. It is becoming increasingly clear that climate change is not a problem we will need to deal with sometime in the future. It is happening now.

Grappling with the magnitude of climate change causes what is known as climate despair, which is the overwhelming sense that climate change will inevitably cause the extinction of humanity, and that, while we wait for the apocalypse to happen, life loses its meaning. Climate despair is an expression of what psychologists call "ultimate concerns," that is a concern for existential issues, such as death, finitude, and meaninglessness. When confronted with the enormity of climate change, our ultimate concerns causes despair, and instead of taking action, we give up before we have even started.

In times of crisis, we turn to the arts for guidance and solace. Over the past few years, sales of poetry and dystopian speculative fiction have skyrocketed as people search for meaning in a changing world. Books such as George Orwell's 1984, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, and Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower have become literary beacons for those concerned about the state of politics. But for those suffering from climate despair, a beacon can be found in the books about the Moomins by Finnish-Swedish artist and author, Tove Jansson.

Jansson wrote the first two books about the Moomins, The Moomins and the Great Flood and Comet in Moominland, during the years of World War II when her home country of Finland fought off an invasion attempt by the Soviet Union. The Moomins are a family that consists of Moomintroll and his parents, Moominmamma and Moominpappa. They live in a round, tower-like blue house in the Moominvalley, surrounded by friends and other eccentric characters.

Because of the cute appearance of the Moomins (rotund with short legs, big eyes, and wide snouts), the books about them are generally considered harmless stories set in an idyllic fantasy world. But in the Moominvalley, darkness always lurks around the corner. The Moomin books are children's books for adults where light confronts darkness and vulnerability is juxtaposed to the feelings of safety and home.

The Moomins and the Great Flood and Comet in Moominland were written as parables of war, but the natural disasters that threaten the Moominvalley in these two stories can also be read as parables of climate change. Climate change causes meteorological extremes. Certain places on Earth heat up while others grow colder. Snow and rain become unevenly distributed, causing droughts in some places, extreme floods in others.

The winter and spring of 2019 saw large amounts of rain and snow in the Mississippi River basin, causing disastrous floods throughout the entire area. With flood days counting in the hundreds, these floods have broken local records set by the Great Flood of 1927, the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Living alongside the Mississippi has always meant living with the threat of floods, but because of climate change, the old rules are no longer in play. Families can't return to their homes and Main Streets are closed when buildings continue to be submerged because the water doesn't recede.

In The Moomins and the Great Flood, Moomintroll and Moominmamma go to sleep to the soothing sound of rain, only to discover that it is still raining when they wake up the next morning. The rain continues for days, and the water starts rising around them. When the skies finally clear, the world is covered by water as far as the eye can see. Using a floating armchair for a boat, Moomintroll and Moominmamma meet creatures perched in trees, waiting for rescue after having lost everything they own.

While the Midwest stood under water, earlier this year California saw the end to a drought that began in December 2011 and lasted a total of 376 weeks. In Australia, there is no end in sight of the drought caused by years of almost no rain. Drought is a major concern when it comes to climate change, not only because the absence of rain depletes the fresh water aquifers, but because rising temperatures dry out the soil.

Scorched earth and lack of water are threats in Comet in Moominland where a comet hurtles towards Earth and the Moominvalley, threatening to destroy them on impact. As the comet approaches, it radiates heat that causes temperatures to rise. The closer the world comes to disaster, the hotter it gets. The oceans dry up, and the change in climate forces creatures to flee their homes.

Some inhabitants of the Moominvalley choose to stay where they are, instead of joining the Moomin family in their cave to take shelter. One character, Hemulen, claims that he sees no signs of a disaster on the horizon. Another character, Muskrat, decides to ignore a situation.

In her article on how to psychologically handle mental health issues caused by climate despair, psychologist Emily Green concludes that the effect of climate change on our well-being is connected to whether or not we take action. Doing something small — even as seemingly inconsequential as bringing a reusable bag to the supermarket — leads to a better frame of mind from which to handle the threat of climate change.

The difference between the Moomin family and the characters they meet during the disasters of the flood and the comet is that they take action, and they set small goals. A Moomin doesn't have the ability to steer a comet away from Earth or to make floodwater recede, but a Moomin can fight to keep the family together during a disaster. Even in a time of impending doom, a Moomin takes pleasure in the beauty of a sea pearl, enjoys a cup of coffee in the morning, and always accepts an invitation to dance. By doing all of these things, a Moomin keeps despair at bay.

Because, as journalist and historian David M. Perry says, we can't afford to fall into despair when it comes to climate change. But not for our own sake: for the generations that are growing up today and whose lives will be even more affected by climate change, because one day this world will be theirs.

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I (a millennial in SG) think, we kids have got some grit in us

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Photo credit: thebalancecareers.com Earlier this year, I had a plan to do a piece on what being a mi
          

Where Have All The Hunters Gone?

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Millennials less likely to hunt. To counter decline state looks to women and children.
          

One Quick Way To Train Great Job Values To Millennials (Hospitality/ F & B Market)

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First, may I recommend that you attempt recognizing that millennials have no principle of what we understand as great job ethic. The job values and…

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Ian Abston, How to Attract and Retain Top Performing Millennial Talent – Episode 67

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Ian Abston is the Founder and CEO of Millenian, LLC where he helps large corporate clients attract, engage and retain top-performing millennials.   He also serves as the Director of the Hoan Group, a group comprised of more than 100 of Milwaukee’s future civic leaders committed to developing the leadership necessary to create change within Milwaukee and…
          

REPORT: How President Trump Fights To Save America From The Cancel Culture

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Perhaps one of the single greatest reasons why Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 is his penchant for saying what other people are thinking but are too afraid to say themselves. It is also why some among the more enlightened of Millennials are such ardent supporters of the president – they recognize the threat […]

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This Data Proves Millennials Have a Right to Be Pissed at Boomers

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Just how badly are millennials being screwed out of wealth? Let’s take a look at the data.
          

Millennials are Changing the Landscape of Company Culture

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Millennials are changing the landscape of company culture. According to a recent Gallup report, employee expectations are changing. Millennials are less likely to remain at the same company for the rest of their...
          

Boomer Opinion: “Ok Boomer” makes a fair point

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Ed Meek comments on the conflict between Generation Z, Millennials, and baby boomers.

          

Nostalgia Marketing, Millennials, and the Ghostbusters 2020 Remake

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How Indian millennials are living life with few strings attached

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From ride-hailing apps to communal office spaces, the sharing economy is a global phenomenon that is expected to generate annual revenues of $335 billion by 2025, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Marketing and Merchandising a New Bond (Bond 26 and Beyond)

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I have been thinking about the future of the Bond franchise and needed to organise my thoughts.

From perusing the Next Bond Actor thread we, as fans, appear to be preferring a slightly younger Bond after Craig with many of us hoping that will lead to either more films or more frequent films from Encummbent Bond No. 7 and potentially reinvigorate the Bond brand with a younger audience. I believe this is an entirely valid assumption, and being in my late 20s, I would find it very interesting to see a Bond closer to my own age. But will this cause an issue with licensing and merchandising?

I am sure that others may be able to furnish actual figures, but a large amount of money is made for Bond and EON through the myriad of licensing deals they cultivate for products and clothing. With Craig having been the incumbent Bond from his late 30s to early 50s his Bond is representative of a comparative generation of consumers, Omega can pay substantial money for the newest Seamaster to be on Bond's wrist because it is going to have a direct effect upon their sales. If the next Bond is younger, it stands to reason that the target generation of consumers also becomes younger and are those consumers, now in their late 20s, to early 30s, as likely to spend substantial money on Omega diving watches, N Peal Sweaters or Tom Ford Suits? Or, if you change the Bond style, and therefore the licences, to be more representative of a millennial generation of consumers are you in danger of alienating the slightly older fans, who are more likely to have the disposable income to spend on these products, or change the Bond image so drastically to make it unrecognisable?

Now I understand that some people of the new target consumer base will have the disposable income to buy these products and I am sure others have a much better understanding of the numbers that underpin these licencing deals but what are peoples thoughts on the merchandising and marketing side of a new Bond and will a new Bond make you more or less likely to engage with the brands and products being integrated into future films?

NB. I apologise if this rambles somewhat, I needed an outlet for something that has been rattling around inside my head.


          

VA - New Music Releases Week 47 of 2019 / 2019 / МР3

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Категория: Музыка
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Описание: Исполнитель: VA
Название альбома: New Music Releases Week 47 of 2019
Год выпуска: 2019
Жанр: Dance, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Pop, RnB


01. Coldplay - Champion Of The World
02. Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
03. PARTYNEXTDOOR - Loyal (feat. Drake)
04. Kesha - My Own Dance
05. PRETTYMUCH - The Weekend
06. Alicia Keys - Time Machine
07. Tinashe - Save Room for Us
08. Emily Burns - Hate Me Too
09. Toby Green - Haze
10. AJ Mitchell - Unstoppable
11. Dennis Lloyd - Unfaithful
12. Haim - Hallelujah
13. Lil Xan - Wrong Way
14. Smokepurpp - Dirty Dirty
15. Jonas Aden - Library Thugs
16. Wiberg - Overkill
17. Wallaby - Paradise
18. Alok - On & On
19. Darren Styles - Pull Over (Are You Ready)
20. Nora Van Elken - New Guinea
21. Mark Ronson - Then There Were Two
22. Alt Bloom - Stay
23. Xxxtentacion - bad vibes forever
24. Mr Eazi - Tony Montana
25. Global Deejays - Boom (Turn It Up)
26. Matt Nash - Closer
27. No Etiquette - Spiders (AFK Remix)
28. Navvy - Scared to Be Happy
29. Jasmin Walia - Manana (Redfield Remix)
30. Dirty Rush & Gregor Es - U Got 2 Move
31. Stadiumx - Where Are You Now
32. Mia Gladstone - GEEKIN
33. Juanes - Tequila
34. Pascal Junior - No Lies
35. Terrace Martin - Intimidated
36. Trippie Redd - Who Needs Love
37. L8LOOMER - shinelikewhoa
38. Turkum - As Long As I Got
39. Pyro - Not Tomorrow
40. Quix - My house is IKEA
41. Felix Jaehn - Close Your Eyes
42. X Lovers - Cut My Lip
43. Casper Cole - I Want It All (feat. Elderbrook)
44. Laidback Luke - Step By Step (Dannic Remix)
45. Jay Critch - Cameras
46. Syn Cole - Mind Blown
47. pluko - on the way
48. Triple M - Sinner (Radio Edit)
49. MOTi x Aiaya - No Work Today
50. Bart B More - What U Know
51. Filmore - London
52. Fredo Bang - Mongoose
53. Johnny Orlando - All These Parties (Felix Cartal Remix)
54. Pixel Terror - Millennia
55. Tjr - Just Gets Better (Majestic & Luis Rumore Remix)
56. Hardwell - Go To War
57. Pyro - Kiss U
58. Fancy Cars - Cross My Heart
59. Syence - Edge Off
60. 03 Greedo - Disco Shit
61. Johan Lenox - no one wants to dance anymore
62. Tensnake - Rules
63. Lady Bee - Mess (feat. AMY MIYU)
64. Ginger Root - B4
65. DaVido - D & G
66. Sagan - Take Me There
67. DVBBS - GOMF (Tim Baresko Remix)
68. Stephen Puth - Crying My Eyes Out
69. Moguai - ACIIID (Kryder x Benny Benassi Remix)
70. Gracie Abrams - Stay
71. Kastra - Issues (feat. Bianca Linta)
72. Zero 9_36 - Come Thru
73. Croatia Squad - Feeling You
74. Ownboss - Unfucking Believable
75. TMW - All of My Love (Riggi & Piros Remix)
76. David Guetta - Make It To Heaven (with Raye)
77. A R I Z O N A - Problems (Ship Wrek Remix)
78. Bearson - All In
79. Denis First - Like This
80. Lolo Zouai - Money Diamonds Roses
81. Blac Youngsta - Like A Pro
82. Alle Farben - As Far as Feelings Go (Yves V Remix)
83. Tep No - Autopilot
84. Wahlstedt - Nobody Else
85. Mark Sixma - Million Miles (GATTUSO Remix)
86. Taylor Janzen - What I Do
87. Luca Debonaire - Fall In Love With U (Radio Edit)
88. Timmy Trumpet - Carnival (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Edit)
89. Nina Nesbitt - Still Waiting to Start
90. Summer Walker - Something Real
91. Eli & Fur - Wall To Wall
92. Christian Alexander - So High
93. MKTO - Consider Me Yours
94. Guaynaa - Full Moon
95. Magnificence - Unboring the Future
96. Deadmau5 - SATRN (Radio Edit)
97. Feed Me - Nothing Hurts Like You (feat. Sam Calver)
98. Carlie Hanson - Side Effects
99. Nasty Cherry - Fuck Modern Love
100. Funk Machine - Gonna Be Alright
101. 4B - Did You
102. Chika - Can't Explain It (feat. Charlie Wilson)
103. Jason Aldean - Tattoos and Tequila
104. Palaye Royale - Massacre, The New American Dream
105. DENM - Alright
106. King Arthur - Friday (Zendlo Remix)
107. Armin van Buuren - Let The Music Guide You (ASOT 950 Anthem)
108. Todd Terry - You Get Down
109. Matt Maeson - Go Easy (Andrelli Remix)
110. Bad Bunny - Vete
111. Fatboy Slim - The Weekend Starts Here
112. Get Real - Jolean
113. Vice Menta - FUSILANDO TUS MEMORIAS
114. Meghan Trainor - Wave (R3HAB Remix)
115. Party Favor - Chicken Dinner
116. doctor P - Voices
117. Farina - Asi Asi
118. ARMNHMR - The Universe Is Yours (feat. Micah Martin)
119. graves, High Zombie - GHOSTS
120. 24kgoldn - PED OUTTA COLLEGE
121. Tech N9ne - Angel Baby
122. Arsen - Goodbye
123. Ekali - Hard To Say Goodbye (feat. Chloe Angelides)
124. Bear Grillz - The Way We Were
125. Jessie J - One More Try
126. Koven - Your Pain
127. Spencer Barnett - I'm Fine
128. Torren Foot - More Life
129. Sean Tyas - Banshee (James Dymond Remix)
130. Cid - ME N U
131. Botnek - Gimme That Juice
132. Elah Hale - Posters
133. Mahalo - So Cold (feat. Lily Denning)
134. Limited Tym - Don't Give Up
135. Casey Veggies - Big Racks (feat. Iamsu)
136. Good Times Ahead, Noizekid - Malvada (feat. Juan Por Dios)
137. LIVA (BR) - How To Love
138. Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby (Super Disco Club Remix - Edit)
139. Bassjackers - Mush, Mush (2019 Reboot)
140. Kove - The Music
141. MfnMelo - What a Life
142. Fatum - Raid 51
143. Alma - Bad News Baby
144. Cazzette - GOOD_BAD (feat. R0RY)
145. Joe Smooth - Promised Land (Erick Morillo Remix)
146. The Japanese House - Chewing Cotton Wool
147. Big Freedia - Louder (feat. Icona Pop)
148. Sofi Tukker - Purple Hat (Novak Remix)
149. Scotty Boy - Lost In The Groove (DJ Vartan & Techcrasher Radio Edit)
150. Litany - Single Player Mode
151. Wasback - Alive
152. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now (Dom Dolla Remix)
153. Barren Gates - S.O.S
154. Mozzy - Everybody On Go
155. CITYZEN - Misomaniac
156. Beele - Tu Boca
157. RL Grime - Formula
158. Prince Fox - Same Love
159. Jack Back - Freedom (Harry Romero Remix)
160. Moody Good - Kush
161. Tynan - Interdimensional
162. Only The Family - Blika Blika
163. Delaney Jane - Circling The Cage
164. ICON - Dificil
165. Lewis Capaldi - Before You Go
166. Stormzy - Own It (feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy)
167. Phangs - I Forgot You
168. StayLoose - Tiny Warrior (No-One Remix)
169. Kaskade - My Light
170. Dombresky - Trust The Process
171. Adam Melchor - I CHOOSE YOU
172. Little Big Town - Sugar Coat
173. The Knocks - Exit Sign (feat. Gallant) (Wongo Remix)
174. Des Rocs - Give me the Night
175. Jhay Cortez - Easy (Remix)
176. Mitis - Mercy
177. Flipp Dinero - Westside
178. James Arthur - Quite Miss Home (Steve Void Remix)
179. Maggie Rogers - Love You For A Long Time
180. Ozzy Osbourne - Straight to Hell
181. Barkley - Supernatural
182. Showtek - Straight Shots
183. astn - Ain't Dumb
184. Grace VanderWaal - Poser
185. Leyla Blue - I Don't Wanna Know
186. Matt Lange - Push
187. Above & Beyond - Another Angel
188. Lola Young - Blind Love
189. Hannah Diamond - The Ending
190. Ben Bohmer - Decade
191. U2 - Ahimsa
192. Nurko - If It Isn't You
193. Scarypoolparty - Millennial Love
194. The Who - I Don't Wanna Get Wise
195. Convex - Home Soon
196. Don Omar - No Te Vayas
197. Taliwhoah - Sweet Sweet
198. WE ARE FURY - Echoes
199. Rusko - One Family
200. Kloud - ERROR
201. Wildchild - Renegade Master
202. Piero Pirupa - Bassface
203. C. Tangana - 5 Stars
204. Lane 8 - The Gift
205. Piero Pirupa - Acid Skream
206. Galantis - Faith (feat. Mr. Probz) (Jewelz & Sparks Remix)
207. Deadmau5 - COASTED (Radio Edit)
208. Gorgon City - Roped In
209. LO'99 - Stay High (LO'99 VIP Mix)
210. Deaton Chris Anthony - Late Night Lovin'
211. Ferry Corsten - I Am You
212. Billy Da Kid - You Get What You Give (Music in You) (Joel Corry Dub)
213. Labrinth - Oblivion
214. Starkillers - Do You Want A Bag
215. Lil Poppa - On My Own
216. Beck - Chemical
217. Au5 - Dusk (Feat. Nori)
218. Giveon - LIKE I WANT YOU
219. A Great Big World - Fall On Me
220. Pete Tong - Show Me Love
221. Ciara - Melanin
222. SAYGRACE - Doin' Too Much
223. destructo - Twisted
224. Robotaki - Quasar
225. Black Caviar - Kubrick Faked The Moon Landing
226. Fahjah - Dance with Me
227. Josh Butler - Wormhole (EAT) (Edit)
228. Fangs - Solace (Original Mix)
229. Purple Haze - You & Me (Goose Remix)
230. i_o - Rave 444
231. Nur Jaber - Rave With Me
232. Little Fritter - Bumpin N' Jumpin (Original Mix)
233. Franky Wah - Nightfall
234. Idris Elba - On Life (Illyus & Barrientos Remix)
235. Clark - Branding Problem
236. Miguel Campbell - Nobody Wants To Be
237. Mat Zo - Games
238. Amine Edge & DANCE - That's Right Lil' Bitch (Original Mix)
239. A-Trak - What Can I Do
240. Matthias Tanzmann - Continue to Love
241. Pan-Pot - Confronted (Pan-Pot Basement Remix)
242. Pouya - life
243. Little Fritter - Super Earth Express (Original Mix)
244. Monolink - Take Me Home (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
245. Marc Romboy - Space Walk


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Estudantes e antigos estudantes de Design representam a Lusíada na exposição Y, Desenhar Portugal.

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Estudantes e antigos estudantes da licenciatura em Design e do mestrado em Design apresentarão os seus projectos na exposição  Y, Desenhar Portugal , que será inaugurada a 22 de Novembro de 2019, pelas 19H00, na Galeria Municipal de Matosinhos , no âmbito da Porto Design Biennale . A exposição, que estará patente até 23 de Fevereiro de 2020, integra a secção " Projeto Escolas ", da Porto Design Biennale, um evento organizado pelo esad–idea, Investigação em Design e Arte  (Centro de Investigação da Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Matosinhos – ESAD), com a promoção das Câmaras Municipais do Porto e de Matosinhos, constituído por exposições, conferências, performances, entre outras iniciativas, que, a partir do tema “Post Millennium Tension”, pretende pensar o design e a sua posição perante as transformações do novo milénio.  No contexto deste projecto, foram convidadas "[…] 35 escolas de design portuguesas – públicas e privadas, de ensino politécnico e universitário, continentais e insulares, com formação nos três ciclos de estudo –, a participarem numa mostra crítica do design que se fez nos últimos três anos […]", considerando que "As escolas constituem, talvez, o maior e mais fecundo recurso crítico de investigação e desenvolvimento em Design, conciliando-o com a realidade de cada território e cultura", pode ler-se no  sítio web  do certame . Os projectos dos estudantes e antigos estudantes, referentes aos três anos lectivos transactos, foram desenvolvidos no âmbito da unidade curricular de “ Design III ”, da licenciatura em Design, e da unidade curricular de “ Projecto de Design ”, do mestrado em Design, tendo sido acompanhados e seleccionados pelos docentes  Prof. Doutor Arqt. Fernando Manuel Domingues Hipólito ,  Prof. Doutor Pedro Duarte Cortesão Monteiro ,  Prof. Doutor Designer Pedro José Gentil-Homem Correia da Silva ,  Prof. Doutor Designer Rui Humberto de Matos Dias  e  Mestre Designer Carlos Humberto Mateus de Sousa Bártolo : Licenciatura em Design : Designer Marta Sternberg Simões Gaspar – “Help”; Designer Natacha Eliana Santos Pereira – “Move to Talk”; Designer Ana Patrícia Santos Jaleca – “Chuse”; Mestrado em Design : Designer Lea Vanessa Single – “Panorâmico de Monsanto”; Designer Cláudia Sofia Matos Manso – “Via”; Designer Fábio Coelho Fernandes – “Escada Sonora”. De acordo com Francisco Providência, Joana Quental e Rui Costa, curadores do projecto "Y, Desenhar Portugal", "O conjunto dos 60 projetos constitui uma sinopse do pensamento em Design, revelando a pertinência e contributo de cada uma das escolas aqui representadas pelos seus alunos e professores, ilustrando as preocupações da Geração Y (ou Millennial), mas também da ontologia do próprio Design que, tal como o desenho, se funda na convergência entre um desenhador (autor singular ou coletivo), um meio de produção (tecnologia) e um desejo ou propósito (programa)" [ página web do projecto ].
          

Top 44 Youth Trends in Decemeber - From Family-Focused Streaming Apps to Witty Millennial Life Kits (TrendHunter.com)

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(TrendHunter.com) Younger demographics are typically the target of Christmas gift campaigns, and this list of December 2019 youth innovations highlights the unique ways that businesses are responding to the needs and...
          

Top 95 Pop Culture Trends in December - From Cartoon-Themed Loungewear to Witty Millennial Life Kits (TrendHunter.com)

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(TrendHunter.com) Ranging from dynamic actress-branded eyewear to meme-inspired holiday apparel, the December 2019 pop culture trends provide a broad view of where consumer interests are headed. In anticipation of...
          

How Driscoll's capitalized on a millennial drinking trend

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The berry company figured out how to insert itself "into the pop culture zeitgeist."

          

Mythe ontkracht: Babyboomers hebben het helemaal niet beter dan jongeren

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Toen babyboomers jong waren, kostten de huizen niet veel, steeg de welvaart snel en waren er nog geen narigheden als klimaatverandering, vergrijzing en burn-outs. Millennials verkondigen maar wat graag dat ouderen het beter hebben dan jongeren en dat ze nu de ‘pensioenpot leeg roven’. Het Sociaal Cultureel Planbureau (SCP) ontkracht deze mythe. Volgens het onderzoeksbureau […]
          

Mid-day link roundup

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As I try to understand why a 3rd-party API accepts one JSON document but not another, nearly-identical one, who could fault me for taking a short break?

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Edward Jones Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine

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Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year. 

To determine the Best Workplaces for Parents list, Great Place to Work® compared parents’ and non-parents’ responses from among more than 4.6 million employees at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations nationwide. Employees responded anonymously to more than 60 survey questions rating their employers. 

“We once again are honored to be recognized for creating a best workplace, where all associates are encouraged to maximize their potential and bring their whole selves to work,” said Kristin Johnson, Edward Jones Chief Human Resources Officer. “We’re proud to offer programs that make it possible for our associates to blend their work and their lives, while delivering great client experiences and making a difference in the communities they serve.” 

Best Workplaces stand out for creating great workplaces for all employees, regardless of position or other personal characteristics. Edward Jones’ generous 16-week paid parental leave policy continues to highlight its suite of associate benefits. 

“The companies featured on the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents list stand out for their comprehensive approach to employees becoming mothers and fathers,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. 

These companies, Bush said, take a holistic view on supporting new moms and dads by offering benefits such as career coaching. 

“Edward Jones associates receive coaching, mentoring and development opportunities to reach their professional goals – and the support systems they need to be successful as working parents,” Johnson said. 

The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firm’s 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.


          

„Erst mal den Finanzsektor vergesellschaften“ – Grace Blakeley weiß, warum für so viele Millennials der Sozialismus auf einmal alternativlos ist

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System change - not Climate changeIm Interview von Pepe Egger in Der Freitag vom 28.11.2019 erklärt die britische Ökonomin Grace Blakeley, warum die die Zeit reif für den demokratischen Sozialismus ist: "... Nun, warum sollten wir jungen Leute den Kapitalismus unterstützen, wenn wir davon ausgehen können, dass wir in unserem Leben nie irgendeine Form von Kapital besitzen werden? (...) Mark Fisher meinte ja, dass es in den 1990er und nuller Jahren einfacher gewesen sei, sich das Ende der Welt vorzustellen als das Ende des Kapitalismus. Für uns gilt das nicht mehr: Wenn wir uns ein Weiterleben auf diesem Planeten vorstellen wollen, dann ist klar, dass das mit diesem Wirtschaftssystem nicht gehen wird. (...) Im Grunde ist es ja so: All die Institutionen, die die Globalisierung in den letzten Jahrzehnten gestützt haben, sind in der Krise: die WTO, die Weltbank, der IWF, und eben auch die EU. (...) Ich bin überzeugt, dass wir die Herausforderungen, vor denen wir heute stehen – Klimakrise, Ungleichheit, Armut, Verschuldung – nur bewältigen können, indem wir die produktiven Ressourcen vergesellschaften, sodass jede und jeder einen Anteil an den Wirtschaftsressourcen besitzt, und ein Mitspracherecht. (...) Ein erster Schritt bestünde darin, den Finanzsektor zu vergesellschaften. (...) Wir wissen, dass die Klimakrise vor allem von den Reichen verursacht wurde, weil die am meisten CO₂ in die Atmosphäre blasen. Dass Konzerne mit fossilen Brennstoffen Milliarden verdient haben, obwohl sie seit den 1960ern wussten, was für Folgen das hat. Und dass die ärmeren Regionen der Erde am stärksten von den Folgen der Klimakrise betroffen sein werden. Aber all der Umweltaktivismus bleibt ein moralistisches Randphänomen, wenn er nicht auf einer Klassenkoalition aufbaut: einer sozialen Bewegung, die dadurch entsteht, dass die Leute davon überzeugt sind, dass Veränderung nötig ist, aber auch wissen, welche potenziellen positiven Auswirkungen die haben wird..."

Der Beitrag „Erst mal den Finanzsektor vergesellschaften“ – Grace Blakeley weiß, warum für so viele Millennials der Sozialismus auf einmal alternativlos ist erschien zuerst auf LabourNet Germany.


          

6 facts that show millennials are going to be OK, even if you think they aren't - Business Insider

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6 facts that show millennials are going to be OK, even if you think they aren't  Business Insider
          

Millennial retirees travel the world instead of buying a home - Fox Business

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Millennial retirees travel the world instead of buying a home  Fox Business
          

Millennial avocado shoppers shine, study reveals - The Packer

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Millennial avocado shoppers shine, study reveals  The Packer
          

Millennials Have a Right To Be Pissed at Boomers. This Data Proves It. - Free

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Millennials Have a Right To Be Pissed at Boomers. This Data Proves It.  Free
          

For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving - The New York Times

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For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving  The New York Times
          

Analysis | India's Millennial Credit Card Boom Runs Into Ambani - Washington Post

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Analysis | India's Millennial Credit Card Boom Runs Into Ambani  Washington Post
          

Millennials make the most of side hustles - Boston Herald

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Millennials make the most of side hustles  Boston Herald
          

Why Millennials are buying more Christmas trees than ever - CNN

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Why Millennials are buying more Christmas trees than ever  CNN
          

Millennial and Chinese Consumers Bolster Personal Luxury Market - Barron's

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Millennial and Chinese Consumers Bolster Personal Luxury Market  Barron's
          

A millennial therapist says this is the No. 1 gift for young people—and it's not money - CNBC

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A millennial therapist says this is the No. 1 gift for young people—and it's not money  CNBC
          

Effectively Market to Millennials by Focusing on Brand Values and Avoiding Stereotypes - Club Industry

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Effectively Market to Millennials by Focusing on Brand Values and Avoiding Stereotypes  Club Industry
          

This millennial couple travels the country in a converted bus after paying off all their debt - Fox Business

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This millennial couple travels the country in a converted bus after paying off all their debt  Fox Business
          

Ok millennial - Duke Chronicle

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Ok millennial  Duke Chronicle
          

Premium Millennial Generation Portfolio - Yahoo Finance

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Premium Millennial Generation Portfolio  Yahoo Finance
          

What is a 'Henry'? Millennials who earn 6 figures but still feel broke - Business Insider

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What is a 'Henry'? Millennials who earn 6 figures but still feel broke  Business Insider
          

How millennials, aging boomers are changing the mall scene - Fox Business

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How millennials, aging boomers are changing the mall scene  Fox Business
          

How indebted are millennials? - Livemint

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How indebted are millennials?  Livemint
          

'Friendsgiving': A millennial tradition - Famuan

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'Friendsgiving': A millennial tradition  Famuan
          

Yes, millennials are still buying diamond rings - Boston Herald

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Yes, millennials are still buying diamond rings  Boston Herald
          

Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats' Disasters - The Federalist

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Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats' Disasters  The Federalist
          

American millennials' mental and physical health is on the decline — and they're on track to die faster than Gen X, a new report says - INSIDER

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American millennials' mental and physical health is on the decline — and they're on track to die faster than Gen X, a new report says  INSIDER
          

Black Friday, Cyber Monday: What millennials don't want for holidays - Business Insider

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday: What millennials don't want for holidays  Business Insider
          

Why You Can't Hold On To Millennial Employees Despite Your Cool Workplace - Forbes

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Why You Can't Hold On To Millennial Employees Despite Your Cool Workplace  Forbes
          

NEW DATA: Millennials Drove 2019's Black Friday Spend - pymnts.com

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NEW DATA: Millennials Drove 2019's Black Friday Spend  pymnts.com
          

The Maine Millennial: Heading into the holidays, sober - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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The Maine Millennial: Heading into the holidays, sober  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
          

What the millennial wants? - Times are a changin' - Economic Times

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What the millennial wants? - Times are a changin'  Economic Times
          

'Rent forever' | A growing number of millennials don't want to buy a home - ABC10.com KXTV

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'Rent forever' | A growing number of millennials don't want to buy a home  ABC10.com KXTV
          

Climate change poll: Most millennial Republicans want government climate action - Vox.com

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Climate change poll: Most millennial Republicans want government climate action  Vox.com
          

How this 31-year-old paid off more than $30,000 in student loans in 2.5 years on a $37,000 salary - CNBC

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How this 31-year-old paid off more than $30,000 in student loans in 2.5 years on a $37,000 salary  CNBC
          

Millennials should be thankful for booming economy, Uber, tech … and pie - Boston Herald

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Millennials should be thankful for booming economy, Uber, tech … and pie  Boston Herald
          

National News Millennials driving up cost of Christmas trees Joyce Lupiani 12:35 PM, Nov 30 - KSBY San Luis Obispo News

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National News Millennials driving up cost of Christmas trees Joyce Lupiani 12:35 PM, Nov 30  KSBY San Luis Obispo News
          

Millennials Are Using Google Spreadsheets To Obsessively Plan Their Vacations - Refinery29

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Millennials Are Using Google Spreadsheets To Obsessively Plan Their Vacations  Refinery29
          

This millennial farmer makes 5 times more money from his YouTube channel than his crops—here's how - CNBC

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This millennial farmer makes 5 times more money from his YouTube channel than his crops—here's how  CNBC
          

23 Random Facts That Will Be Truly Upsetting To Millennials - BuzzFeed

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23 Random Facts That Will Be Truly Upsetting To Millennials  BuzzFeed
          

Why Boatsetter primarily attracts women and millennials - Business Insider

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Why Boatsetter primarily attracts women and millennials  Business Insider
          

Property Investors Follow Millennials to the Hot Mountain States - The Wall Street Journal

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Property Investors Follow Millennials to the Hot Mountain States  The Wall Street Journal
          

Affirm and Afterpay could change millennial spending habits - Quartz

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Affirm and Afterpay could change millennial spending habits  Quartz
          

More millennials plan to rent forever, can't afford to buy a home - msnNOW

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More millennials plan to rent forever, can't afford to buy a home  msnNOW
          

From armchairs to iPhones, India's millennials rent it all - Economic Times

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From armchairs to iPhones, India's millennials rent it all  Economic Times
          

Less healthy than Gen Xers, millennials see rise in depression, substance abuse - Hartford Courant

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Less healthy than Gen Xers, millennials see rise in depression, substance abuse  Hartford Courant
          

Millennials want to ban 'Secret Santa' because it 'gives them anxiety' - New York Post

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Millennials want to ban 'Secret Santa' because it 'gives them anxiety'  New York Post
          

Millennials are buying more Christmas trees - Cleveland 19 News

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Millennials are buying more Christmas trees  Cleveland 19 News
          

Why millennials should care about government pensions — even if they don’t have one - MarketWatch

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Why millennials should care about government pensions — even if they don’t have one  MarketWatch
          

Study: Gen Z and millennial shoppers embrace secondhand gifts - Retail Dive

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Study: Gen Z and millennial shoppers embrace secondhand gifts  Retail Dive
          

The year of the scapegoat: Carlos Ghosn, the Indian millennial, and the fall guys of 2019 - Economic Times

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The year of the scapegoat: Carlos Ghosn, the Indian millennial, and the fall guys of 2019  Economic Times
          

Millennial Money: Break free of your parents’ money patterns - Yahoo Lifestyle

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Millennial Money: Break free of your parents’ money patterns  Yahoo Lifestyle
          

Study: Millennials Choosing to Become New Homeowners in Scranton - WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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Study: Millennials Choosing to Become New Homeowners in Scranton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
          

Millennials Expected to Bolster Canada’s Real Estate Market Next Year - Mansion Global

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Millennials Expected to Bolster Canada’s Real Estate Market Next Year  Mansion Global
          

Bad news for millennials when it comes to pay - WFAA.com

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Bad news for millennials when it comes to pay  WFAA.com
          

Christmas tree sales expected to surge this year, fueled by millennials - WPVI-TV

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Christmas tree sales expected to surge this year, fueled by millennials  WPVI-TV
          

How millennials blaze new trail in stockbroking - The Malaysian Reserve

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How millennials blaze new trail in stockbroking  The Malaysian Reserve
          

Sorry Millennials, Only Gen Z'ers Can Pass This "Victorious" Trivia Quiz - BuzzFeed

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Sorry Millennials, Only Gen Z'ers Can Pass This "Victorious" Trivia Quiz  BuzzFeed
          

Millennial moms have Christmas all wrapped up: Here are their top tips - GMA

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Millennial moms have Christmas all wrapped up: Here are their top tips  GMA
          

Hey Millennials, saying ‘OK Boomer’ at work could get you fired - KRON4

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Hey Millennials, saying ‘OK Boomer’ at work could get you fired  KRON4
          

26 Amazing Facts About Millennials - Mental Floss

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26 Amazing Facts About Millennials  Mental Floss
          

Complaints boom as Melbourne's Millennials dream of the high life - The Age

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Complaints boom as Melbourne's Millennials dream of the high life  The Age
          

Are You Secretly a Millennial? - The New York Times

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Are You Secretly a Millennial?  The New York Times
          

A New Study of 150000 Millennials Reveals They Have 10 Surprising Things in Common - Inc.

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A New Study of 150000 Millennials Reveals They Have 10 Surprising Things in Common  Inc.
          

Actually, Gen X Did Sell Out, Invent All Things Millennial, and Cause Everything Else That’s Great and Awful - The New York Times

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[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • Bad Astronomy notes the very odd structure of galaxy NGC 2775.

  • Dangerous Minds reports on the 1987 riot by punks that wrecked a Seattle ferry.

  • Bruce Dorminey reports on a new suggestion from NASA that the massive dust towers of Mars have helped dry out that world over eons.

  • The Everyday Sociology Blog looks at how changing technologies have led to younger people spending more social capital on maintaining relationships with friends over family.

  • This forum hosted at Gizmodo considers the likely future causes of death of people in coming decades.

  • In Media Res' Russell Arben Fox reports on the debate in Wichita on what to do with the Century II performance space.

  • Joe. My. God. reports on the decision of Hungary to drop out of Eurovision, apparently because of its leaders' homophobia.

  • JSTOR Daily reports on the debunking of the odd theory that the animals and people of the Americas were degenerate dwarfs.

  • Language Hat reports on how the classics can be served by different sorts of translation.

  • Robert Farley at Lawyers, Guns and Money considers how Trump's liberation of war criminals relates to folk theories about just wars.

  • The LRB Blog reports from the ground in the Scotland riding of East Dunbartonshire.

  • Marginal Revolution shares a paper suggesting that, contrary to much opinion, social media might actually hinder the spread of right-wing populism.

  • The NYR Daily looks at the nature of the proxy fighters in Syria of Turkey. Who are they?

  • Drew Rowsome interviews Sensational Sugarbum, star of--among other things--the latest Ross Petty holiday farce.

  • Starts With A Bang's Ethan Siegel explains why we still need to be able to conduct astronomy from the Earth.

  • Strange Maps explains the odd division of Europe between east and west, as defined by different subspecies of mice.

  • Window on Eurasia notes how Chinese apparently group Uighurs in together with other Central Asians of similar language and religion.

  • Arnold Zwicky explores the concept of onomatomania.



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Long-shot candidate Sestak exits 2020 US presidential race

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And then there was one fewer: Joe Sestak, a long-shot candidate for the Democratic Party presidential mantle in 2020, withdrew from the race Sunday. A former US congressman representing Pennsylvania, Sestak's campaign had not won great support. Pete Buttigieg, the moderate millennial mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has leapfrogged the race's main liberal candidates, senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, to claim second behind the resilient national leader Joe Biden, according to
          

Rent it! Young Indians say no to ownership

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Freedom-loving Indian millennials rent everything from furniture to phones


          

Millennials Want to Retire Too. Here’s How.

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Yes, millennials have special challenges, but there’s a way. Here’s some tough-love advice on money and life for millennials from a CPA who is also a millennial himself well on his way to financial independence. Getty Images Millennials, such as myself, seem to be known the world over for our poor choices, efforts to alter…
          

Shilla caters to personalisation whims with Montblanc boutique at HKIA

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Iconic and best-selling products from Montblanc’s range of writing instruments, watches, leathergoods and accessories will be available to customers.

The assortment is said to cater to a broad number of passengers at the airport, including millennials, business travellers and discerning shoppers seeking personalised, exclusive and luxurious products with standout craftsmanship.

Two of Montblanc’s best-selling products will be available in an exclusive gift set: the Meisterstück Platinum-Coated Classique Fountain Pen and Meisterstück Business Card Holder.

Shilla says the new concept is part of a wider effort to enhance the purchase experience across fashion & accessories and perfumes & cosmetics.

Montblanc will strengthen its identity in the terminal while showcasing tailored merchandise that plays to the experiential elements valued by shoppers visiting Shilla’s neighbouring Beauty&You shops.

Source: TRBusiness

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Las 59 propuestas de H&M, Mango, Pull&Bear, Asos y otras firmas que hemos metido en el carrito este Black Friday

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Las 59 propuestas de H&M, Mango, Pull&Bear, Asos y otras firmas que hemos metido en el carrito este Black Friday

Las amantes de las rebajas seguro que ya están desplegando sus wishlist llenas de compras pospuestas hasta Black Friday. Porque este viernes de shopping da mucho de sí, desde Zara hasta Bershka. Pero aún queda mucha marcha que meterle al día, porque nos hemos enamorado de estas propuestas rebajadas de H&M, Mango, Pull&Bear, Asos y otras firmas low-cost y queremos compartirlas con vosotras.

H&M

La firma sueca ha tirado la casa por la ventana este viernes de moda. Y lo ha hecho con descuentos de hasta el 70% en su tienda online, facilitando la compra de propuestas preciosas como estas.

Black Friday 2019

- Pack de cuatro horquillas joya, 4,99 euros, 3,99 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Jersey de punto con diseño de cenefa, 39,99 euros, 32 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Vaqueros mom con cristales, 39,99 euros, 32 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Abrigo largo blanco, 49,99 euros, 40 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Jersey oversize de rombos, 29,99 euros, 24 euros

Mango

Llevamos con las miras puestas en la marca catalana desde hace días, cruzando los dedos porque sus preciosas botas de invierno caigan en el saco de los descuentos de Black Friday. Pero hay maravillas más allá del calzado, porque estos diseños están a un 30%.

Black Friday 2019

- Mono de terciopelo con cinturón, 59,99 euros, 42 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Blazer de cuadros, 59,99 euros, 42 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Anorak acolchado con capucha en tono teja, 69,99 euros, 49 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Minivestido con mangas de organza, 39,99 euros, 28 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Chaqueta con forro de borreguito, 89,99 euros, 63 euros.

Pull&Bear

La marca más moderna y millennial de Inditex se ha sumado al Black Friday como sus hermanas mayores Bershka, Zara o Massimo Dutti. Comenzó la fiesta anoche, pero hoy aún quedan rebajas del 20% tan geniales como estas que merecen mucho la pena.

Black Friday 2019

- Deportivas color-block, 39,99 euros, 20,79 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Sudadera oversize con ilustración, 22,99 euros, 18,39 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Pantalones cargo blancos, 22,99 euros, 18,39 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Chaqueta denim oversize con forro de borreguito, 35,99 euros, 28,79 euros.

Asos

La firma británica no iba a ser menos, especialmente en un día shopping universal como este. Para celebrarlo, ellos han incorporado un 25% de descuento a toda su colección, dejándonos compras redondas como estas mucho más baratas con el código BIG25.

Black Friday 2019

- Bomber utilitaria, 89,99 euros, 67,49 euros.

Bomber utilitaria en verde khaki

Bomber utilitaria en verde khaki

Black Friday 2019

- Bolso baguette de estilo años 90 con tejido de peluche, 28,99 euros, 21,74 euros.

Bolso baguette de estilo años 90 con tejido de peluche

Bolso baguette de estilo años 90 con tejido de peluche

Black Friday 2019

- Vestido de imitación piel con escote bardot, 83,99 euros, 62,99 euros.

Vestido de imitación piel con escote bardot

Vestido de imitación piel con escote bardot

Black Friday 2019

- Botas altas con suela traking, 70,99 euros, 53,24 euros.

Botas altas con suela traking

Botas altas con suela traking

Black Friday 2019

- Abrigo largo de cuadros, 122,99 euros, 92,24 euros.

Abrigo largo de cuadros

Abrigo largo de cuadros

Black Friday 2019

- Conjunto violeta de canalé, 69,98 euros, 52,48 euros.


Conjunto violeta de canalé

Conjunto violeta de canalé

Uterqüe

Siguiendo el mismo camino que el resto de firmas de Inditex, la siempre festiva y perfecta Uterqüe ha incluido un 20% de descuento en sus prendas, perfecto para las it girls de invierno que anden buscando su look ideal. Estas son nuestras propuestas.

Black Friday 2019

- Americana de piel de coco, 259 euros, 207,20 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Pantalón vaquero de campana, 69 euros, 55,20 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Botines trekking con tacón, 159 euros, 127,20 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Bolso bandolera de piel, 99 euros, 69,30 euros

Stradivarius

No iban a quedarse atrás. Y con el pistoletazo que le ha metido Aitana como embajadora, está claro que sus prendas rebajadas volarán. Al menos estas cinco al 20% que hemos seleccionado y que prometen modernizar nuestro armario.

Black Friday 2019

- Botines con diseño de piel, 25,99 euros, 20,79 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Camisa de plumeti con mangas abullonadas, 19,99 euros, 15,99 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Falda midi de flores con abertura, 19,99 euros, 15,99 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Vestido de estampado de cebra con botones, 25,99 euros, 15,59 euros.


Women’Secret

La firma de ropa íntima celebra el Black Friday con descuentos de hasta el 50% en prendas seleccionadas. La oportunidad redonda para hacerse con pijamas y accesorios de estar en casa calentitos por menos dinero y pasar un invierno muy estiloso. 

Black Friday 2019

- Pijama de cuadros masculino, 36,99 euros, 24,99 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Zapatillas de estar en casa con forma de reno, 17,99 euros, 13,99 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Bata polar en rosa de peluche, 34,99 euros, 23,99 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Pijama masculino con flores, 36,99 euros, 24,99 euros.

Lefties

La marca más low-cost de Inditex ha subido la apuesta de sus hermanas, que están al 20% durante el Black Friday. Pero en Lefties la rebaja es del 30%, una oportunidad de oro para encontrar propuestas de tendencia aún más económicas.

Black Friday 2019

- Jersey beige de peluche, 15,99 euros, 11,19 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Vestido ajustado de canalé, 14,99 euros, 10,49 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Abrigo de corte masculino de peluche, 39,99 euros, 27,99 euros.

Calzedonia

La firma especializada en medias y ropa íntima ha lanzado una selección de algunos de sus must de temporada al 50% de su precio habitual. Nosotros nos quedamos con estos dos, que prometen elevar nuestros looks de invierno.

Black Friday 2019

- Medias de lentejuelas, 14,95 euros, 11,96 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Medias cubiertas de strass, 14,95 euros, 11,96 euros

Tezenis

La marca de lencería tampoco ha querido perder la oportunidad de adelantarse a las rebajas de enero. Lo ha hecho con un 20% de descuento, que hace de comprarse estos conjuntos de lencería algo mucho más placentero.

Black Friday 2019

- Sujetador balconette con escote en V, 15,99 euros, 7,99 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Conjunto lencero con aires escoceses. Sujetador, 15,99 euros, 12,79 euros. Braguitas, 7,99 euros, 6,39 euros.

Intimissimi

Este Black Friday no va a faltarnos la compra lencera, porque todas nuestras firmas favoritas han sacado a pasear sus descuentos de temporada. En Intimissimi tenemos hasta el 50%, así que no vamos a dejar pasar la oportunidad.

Black Friday 2019

- Camisa de encaje beige, 39,90 euros, 19,95 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Body de encaje y manga larga, 49,90 euros, 39,90 euros


Zalando

El gigante online participa también en la promoción, haciendo de nuestro Black Friday un viernes todavía mejor. Porque en Zalando hemos encontrado estas cinco maravillas que ya están en nuestro carrito de la compra esperando a pasar por caja. 

Black Friday 2019

- Vestido con escote encorsetado, 48,99 euros, 39,19 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Deportivas Adidas Falcon, 99,95 euros, 59,95 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Mono largo con diseño utilitario, 74,95 euros, 37,49 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Vestido con cremallera, 48,99 euros, 39,19 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Camiseta de canalé con volantes, 32,95 euros, 23,09 euros

Springfield

Continuamos con otra de la casa Tendam, que ha hecho del streetwear su seña de identidad. El lugar ideal para hacerse con básicos atemporales como estos, que vamos a utilizar una y otra vez. 

Black Friday 2019

- Abrigo de cuadros, 59,99 euros, 41,99 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Cárdigan de punto con diseño asimétrico en la espalda, 39,99 euros, 27,99 euros

Topshop

Es hora de subirle el volumen al modernismo más atrevido y loco, porque Topshop tiene todos los ingredientes para que lo hagamos con éxito. Y con descuento, así que no hay excusa: animal print, estilo cowboy, glitter y hasta faldas neón con las que no pasar desapercibida. 

Black Friday 2019

- Falda midi neón con estampado de leopardo, 46 euros, 36 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Vestido slip de leopardo con fruncido lateral, 40 euros, 29 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Botines cowboy con hebillas, 117 euros, 88 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Vaqueros palazzo con brillos, 170 euros, 130 euros


Etam

Nuestro estilo de andar por casa también se elevará este viernes negro, porque los pijamas de Etam son todo lo que necesitamos para un fin de semana de manta y sofá sin salir de casa (y sin dejar de vestir a nuestro gusto). 

Black Friday 2019

- Pijama de tres piezas con pantalones, camiseta de manga larga y sudadera de peluche, 39 euros, 27,30 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Mono de peluche con orejitas y rabo de canguro, 39 euros, 27,30 euros

Hunkëmoller

Si de Hunkëmoller vamos buscando algo en su Black Friday es su selección de bodies lenceros, los más sexys y atrevidos de todo Internet. Y los hemos encontrado al 50% de descuento, para subir la temperatura por mucho menos. 

Black Friday 2019

- Body de diseño trikini, 42,99 euros, 21,49 euros.

Black Friday 2019

- Body de encaje, 32,99 euros, 16,49 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Body moldeador con escote balconette, 37,99 euros, 18,99 euros

Benetton

La firma italiana es la reina del color y la diversión, levantando pasiones cada temporada con diseños muy originales. Si llevas suspirando por ellos todo el año, ahora es el momento de darse un capricho al 30% de descuento

Black Friday 2019

- Chaquetón de paño en color-block, 349 euros, 279,20 euros

Black Friday 2019

- Jersey oversize deshilachado, 69,95 euros, 55,96 euros

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See this story at GayCityNews.com.

BY EILEEN MCDERMOTT

Community News Group

Putnam County, New York: you may know it from Broadway’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” or perhaps you’ve gone apple picking here recently. Putnam is just north of Westchester, and you’re most likely to have visited Cold Spring, which is on the Hudson River at the western end of the county, about 20 minutes south of Beacon, the Brooklyn of the Lower Hudson Valley. Cold Spring is near Breakneck Ridge and other popular hiking trails accessible by Metro-North from Manhattan.

But it’s less likely you’ve heard of communities farther east in Putnam — Putnam Valley, Mahopac, Carmel, Kent, and Brewster. These are actually the more populated villages in the county, but they are less of a pull for tourists and decidedly more conservative than their counterparts on the Hudson. The particulars of their location and history have created a progressive desert of sorts — even as Manhattan’s ongoing ejection of its middle class and swiftly-rising costs in Hudson River towns sends more progressives, including those of us in the LGBTQ community, to the eastern reaches of Putnam County.

My wife Laurie and I moved to Brewster, located at Putnam’s east edge, next to Danbury, Connecticut, in 2016. I had lived in Manhattan since 2001; she since 2005. Our individual love affairs with New York City had enjoyed good runs but its many wonders had begun to pale in comparison with its many inconveniences and a growing sense of angst. And as a couple we don’t shun clichés: we hike, snowboard, and have a pit bull, so we looked northward in our search for a new home, anticipating woods, more space, less traffic.

After months of searching in the usual Gay Flight meccas of Beacon, Cold Spring, Peekskill, Cortlandt Manor, and other Hudson River spots, our realtor forced us to face reality — we could not afford or handle a fixer-upper, and the prices and taxes for move-in ready houses in Westchester and Putnam’s riverfront communities were beyond us. So, she showed us a house in Brewster — wherever that was.

It was perfect.

It was a modest ranch — but we’re only two people and a dog. It had a decent sized yard, the taxes were low (around $8,500 compared to $10,000 and up in most Westchester towns), there were state-protected woods across the street, and — most importantly — the house had just been gut-rehabbed to be flipped. We didn’t have to do a thing, and that was good, because after 15 years of depending on supers, neither of us knew an oil tank from a hot water heater. Brewster is a little further from the city than we would have liked, and we knew little about the town or surrounding area, but the village was quaint, the house four minutes from the Metro-North Harlem Line, and only an hour from Manhattan.

How different could it be?

Six months after we moved, we would find out.

On November 8, Donald Trump won the presidency, and at 3 a.m. the next morning, we were awoken to a celebratory booming bass — our neighbors were elated. I had gone to bed hours earlier after sending off an angry Facebook fuck-you to no one in particular. Stirred by a party in our midst, I felt crushed, angry, and actually scared — where was this place that I now lived? For weeks leading up to the election I had seen the Trump banners, bumper stickers, and lawn signs, but I wrote them off as the desperate rantings of a few local good ole boys. Turns out, there are a lot of those up here.

Five of the six officially-defined “towns” that make up Putnam County voted Trump in 2016. Philipstown, which includes Cold Spring, was the only one that went for Hillary. Trump won nearly 56 percent of the vote countywide — and 61 percent in the town of Carmel. Compare that to Westchester County — a five to ten-minute drive away — where Trump got about 31 percent of the vote.

Looking at the racial makeup of Putnam County, this really shouldn’t have come as a surprise — according to the Census Bureau, the population is about 78 percent white, 16 percent Hispanic or Latinx, and just 3.7% black.

Yet Brewster has a large migrant worker community — in the village of 2,360 residents, Hispanics/ Latinx make up 63.4 percent of the total. As of the 2010 Census, Brewster Village, which is within the Town of Southeast, had the highest concentration of Guatemalan residents in all of the US, at 38.2 percent of the population.

The village’s atypical demographics for this area of Putnam County have not played out well. Some of my first encounters on local social media pages included current and former white residents of the area referring to Brewster Village as “Little Mexico” and to the residents in far more pejorative terms. When I challenged such comments and even called out to the page administrators to police them, I got kicked off some pages. The demographics have also resulted in a starkly segregated community as well as a proposed plan to redevelop Brewster Village in an effort to attract more white residents from New York. This is all framed in the plan’s language as attracting “millennials,” but the true intent is clear to those who live here. The redevelopment plan would bulldoze many of the village’s historic buildings to the ground and replace them with condominiums and office space. If carried out, it would undoubtedly chase out a significant number of Latinx residents, many of whom own businesses in the village that would be affected or eliminated.

With many Latinx residents worried about endangering their own or family members’ immigration status — ICE raids have “surged” in Putnam and Westchester lately — that community has been broadly afraid to speak up in the debate over redevelopment and other public concerns.

And even as some are trying to attract city people to Brewster, the dynamics at play, in fact, don’t bode well for progressive and LGBTQ newcomers. While Putnam libraries and some organizations have hosted Pride events in recent years and some schools have Gay-Straight Alliance groups, there is no nearby LGBTQ Community Center, no gay bar in Putnam or even within reasonable driving distance, and there has never been a Pride Parade. LGBTQ people and artists can often be the lifeblood of progressive communities, but without public spaces for queer people to convene and be visible, communities remain insular and conservative, keeping progressive values in the shadows.

One bright spot in Brewster is the Studio Around the Corner, owned by the Cultural Arts Coalition, a non-profit “dedicated to creating and sustaining cultural arts within the Town of Southeast and its surrounding region.” The Studio serves as a space for artists and theater geeks to gather, hosts ESL classes and support groups, and is spearheading an effort to restore Brewster Village’s historic theater. At the same time, it is funded partially by the local Republican-run government and is sometimes pressured not to host events that might be viewed as too partisan.

Putnam needs more.

In response to this climate, I’ve joined with some other Putnam residents in an effort to launch the first-ever Putnam Pride Parade in Cold Spring next year.

The event is badly needed, not just for Putnam’s LGBTQ residents who have nowhere to congregate, but to energize and bring visibility to the county’s queer community and to ensure that the arc of New York State politics continues to bend forward rather than backward.

To be sure, other Lower Hudson Valley counties voted Trump in 2016, but Putnam’s margins stand alone and its local governments are broadly Republican-controlled. The County Legislature recently passed resolutions opposing the New York State Reproductive Health Act (RHA) as “sanctioning infanticide” and objecting to New York State’s “Green Light” bill to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. During the hearing to approve the RHA resolution, one supporter of the effort sitting near me held a sign that decried abortion on one side and homosexuality on the other — as if he were hopping from one protest to another that night.

Putnam also hosts a federal government facility that may be harboring “unaccompanied minors” — children who have been separated from their families at the border. Attempts so far to verify the conditions for these children have been largely resisted, with only one Republican elected official being granted a carefully-guided tour without a Spanish translator.

These kinds of politics persist only because the progressive community in this part of Putnam County has been silenced or become apathetic and disillusioned in light of it being a decades-long conservative stronghold. Like Beacon and Cold Spring, other communities in Putnam County have great potential for LGBTQ and other progressive families looking for more space, easy access to Manhattan via Metro-North, local arts, nature, farms, and more. But as long as the queer community is encouraged to stay quiet, the dynamic will not change.

There are certainly many forces working for change — the Putnam Progressives, Putnam Young Democrats, and Putnam County Democratic Committee, to name a few — with some recent successes that indicate Putnam may be trending toward change.

But we need more help. Join us for Putnam Pride on June 6 next year or lend your support, open an LGBTQ-friendly business in Putnam, or even consider moving here. If you’re up for helping to foster change somewhere not too far away, Putnam needs you.

For more information on Putnam Pride, contact Eileen McDermott at putnamnypride@gmail.com.

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This Thanksgiving, take a moment to set aside the harshness and negativity of daily life.Keep the snide comments about Trump or Pelosi, Kobach or Kelly, boomers or millennials, to yourself. That goes double for that team you hate. Don’t bring up these topics and should someone else attempt to simply think like a football coach, consider them fourth and long and punt.Wherever you gather this Thursday, make a choice to say no to put-downs and exchanging barbs. We do enough [...]
          

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The phrase “OK, boomer,” entered the world, like all good memes, through the newest social media platforms. Inspired by a silly song, the phrase has become a shorthand quip Generation Z and Millennials use to express frustration with the perceived out-of-touch views of baby-boomers.

The quip took on new heights recently when a talk radio host, himself a “boomer,” called the phrase ageist and bigoted, equating it to using the N-word. The ridiculousness of that comparison aside, his comment attracted a decent amount of attention. The phrase, “OK, boomer,” once relegated to memes, now found itself being discussed in national publications, on major news networks, and even being used in New Zealand’s parliament.

A debate sprang up. Is it rude of Gen Z and Millennials — described as selfish, lazy, overly sensitive, and accused of killing all things from Applebee’s to department stores — to likewise denigrate their elders? Or, is it a harmless parody of a typical generational divides, a modern day version of the 1960’s “Don’t trust anyone over 30”?

I am both young (a firm member the Millennial generation) and look younger than I am. When I started my job at our small college, a colleague asked me if I was excited to begin my freshman year. Once, when I arrived to lead a continuing education event held in a larger church, the kind volunteer at the front desk informed me that the youth pastor was unavailable, but that I was welcome to schedule an appointment for another time.

By virtue of my job, I am almost always the youngest person in the room, often by several decades. I’ve lost track of the number of times that I’ve walked into a meeting only for someone to say, “Oh, I thought you’d be older.” Aside from the various quips about being and looking young, I’ve learned that in general I need to always overprepare before I make a suggestion or a proposal. Otherwise, my suggestions will be met with a “When you have more experience, you’ll understand why that won’t work.”

That dismissal is not uncommon. When we elected delegates this summer, all of the Annual Conference sessions that I attended had a moment where someone urged “experienced leadership.” Meanwhile, younger electors insisted that we needed “fresh perspectives.”

There is an unmistakable tension between generational leaders, and it flows deeper than the worship wars of the 1990s and early 2000s. Who gets to offer their voice? When does experience count as a positive, and when does it prevent us from recognizing what new thing can happen? When do we need a fresh perspective, and when does that perspective betray a deep naivete and a failure to think through implications?

My wife and I volunteer as the youth leaders at our church, which I always find refreshing. Despite working at a college, my day job has me interacting with students infrequently, almost never as part of my given responsibilities. My work interacts more with pastors and community leaders, frequently asking how best to adaptively lead our institutions in changing environments. My work with our youth group is a refreshing way to hear new perspectives, to see how our middle and high schoolers are conceiving of and living out their faith, absent the cynicism that frequently enters into the “adult meetings.”

A few weeks ago, we held Youth Sunday, where the youth group leads both of the worship services. They select the music, the themes, serve as liturgists, and occasionally even preach. This year, they selected the story David and Goliath as our theme, driven by the obvious lesson of a young David achieving a victory for all of his people, a victory that the older generations could not win.

Afterward, I was approached by an older member of the church, who lamented that those types of messages and themes were tiresome and frustrating. “It feels like everyone is saying to my generation, ‘Sit down, shut up, but keep funding everything.’”

To be fair, their opinion was the minority, and in fact the only complaint someone voiced to me. Yet, like most criticism, it was the one that really stuck with me, particularly as “OK, boomer” broke into a national conversation.

I do not think it’s true that younger generations want our senior colleagues to “sit down, and shut up,” as the lone complainer stated. There is, though, an earnest frustration that younger voices are not present in the conversation.

Conversations require a natural flow of listening, periods of silence where we take in other information, perspectives, challenge our own assumptions, and shape what happens next. Being the youngest person in the room has shown me that often, my age positions me in a place of being talked to, a perceived student waiting to be taught by someone with more years. I overprepare each proposal and recommendation precisely because I want to be seen as a peer rather than a student. My senior colleagues, I have noticed, are freer to offer off-the-cuff suggestions; their general experience affords them a louder and more substantial voice, regardless of their research, preparation, or even experience with the particular issue at hand.

At the same time, I am not naïve enough to think that my ideas are sufficient on their own. I lack the institutional and social memories that drive an organization. I am often unaware of the subtle nuances that dot meetings and decisions. I am under no illusion that fresh perspectives on their own are sufficient to build either a functioning movement or an institution.

There is a reason I seek out and speak with mentors who have more professional experience than I do. I learn from their experiences what I can do, what hasn’t been done, and what to avoid. The mentor relationships that I maintain are ones where my ideas are taken seriously, but questioned and sharpened. My mentors are people who push me to make my ideas into something, helping them take shape so that they can transform into something useful.

Those conversations require a certain amount of trust. My mentors must trust that I am competent in my role, trust that I have the best intentions for the institution in mind, and trust that I will ask for help when I need it. They need to know that I want to continue the good work that they have begun, which is generally why I select them as mentors.

Likewise, I trust that my mentors genuinely want to empower me to lead, that they will listen to my ideas, that they will ask important questions along the way so that I can better discern what I need to do, and that after considering their advice, they will support my efforts, joyful when it goes well, and helpful in figuring out how to be better when I fail.

The question in our church’s generational divide is not whether baby boomers should give up their leadership roles for lack of new ideas, or whether young adults have the experience to lead. Such reductive thinking does us no good. Rather, we should be exploring how to support those mentorships and relationships that support empowering the next generation to adapt and lead, share important institutional knowledge, and in turn learn from and utilize new insights and new ideas to help us engage our faith in the world.

We don’t need more lectures or dismissals about a lack of experience, and neither do we need to forget the institutional memories that have shaped our church. Adaptive leadership requires both the wisdom of experience and the insight of a fresh perspective. Both, after all, are vital for the future of the church. 


          

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YEL 173 - The 3 Bulletproof Tactics to Building a Dream Team

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Episode show notes.

How can building a world-class dream team propel your business?

Believe it or not, the best way to speed up your income to 6-7 figures is by having a dream team. Most entrepreneurs do everything on their own. They take on different roles in their business. This may seem like the ideal thing to do when you’re starting out, but doing all the tasks on your own will burn you out.

If you want to build a life and business on your own terms and scale-up, then the best thing you could do is build a team, develop your people, and do it the right way.

Think Media founder and international speaker, Sean Cannell, interviews Peter Voogd on how to build your ideal dream team. Peter will educate us on the tactics of building a bullet-proof team!

Peter is labeled as the world’s leading authority for millennials and entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur.com and big international publications. Meanwhile, Sean helps purpose-driven content creators and entrepreneurs build their influence with online videos. He has authored the #1 best-selling book, YouTube Secrets.

Peter’s strategies have been featured in major publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and many other international publications.

His obsession to create a lifestyle and business on his own terms urged him to learn how to build a team. He strongly believes that the more people you’re able to influence and help succeed, the more successful you’ll become!

In today’s episode, you will learn the strategies and tactics necessary to build a bullet-proof team and ultimately help you earn 6-7 figures.

In this episode, you will learn...

  • Team building mistakes
  • Creating a culture of excellence
  • Questions to ask before hiring
  • 3 Keys to consistent performance
  • Building a world-class team

Quotes: 

-> If you don’t trust people, not only do you get burned out, but you start resenting and hating things that you used to love.

-> You have to figure out which of your beliefs are serving you or hurting you.

-> When you don’t have a culture that’s congruent to you and when you have limiting beliefs, you’ll never attract the A players.


Question:

WHAT SEASON ARE YOU IN ON YOUR BUSINESS? ARE YOU READY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM TEAM?


          

The Cyber Monday Kitchen Essentials Gift Guide with eBay

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For Cyber Monday this year, I have partnered with eBay to give you a kitchen must-have essentials gift guide! Everything is marked down from the original retail price and I found some amazing deals you are not going to want to miss out on! Spice up your kitchen this holiday season with some new appliances that are sure to make your life easier! Cheers to finding stainless steel at at a deal!  Kisses, Besos, Pupici!  JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.   1. Nespresso D40 Inissia Espresso Maker, Black 49% OFF, making it […]

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Ruffy Biazon learns quarter-life crisis from a millennial

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It’s how things have evolved after a generation.

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More millennials are preparing to rent for the rest of their lives

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Millennials have been blamed for killing a number of industries—from cereal and fabric softener to Applebee's and department stores. But even though millennials also are considered responsible for ...
          

Hoe val je nou echt af? Krijg het perfecte lichaam. Tips van fitgirl en personal trainer Jill de Vreng

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This Is Exactly Why We Need A First Amendment

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And a Second Amendment, for those who try to abridge the First:
A Quebec judge rejected part of comedian Mike Ward’s appeal regarding a joke about a disabled boy.

Ward was ordered to pay $35,000 to Jeremy Gabriel, who suffers from a genetic disorder that causes facial deformity and affects his hearing, due to a joke the comedian told at shows between 2010 and 2013.

Two of three judges ruled Mike Ward’s comments regarding Gabriel were not justifiable in a society where freedom of expression is valued.

Ward was originally ordered to pay an additional $7,000 to Gabriel’s mother—a fine which the courts overturned due to the indirect relationship between the joke and the boy’s mother.

The joke in question was regarding Gabriel’s disability. In 2005, Gabriel sang to Pope Benedict and Celine Dion to flesh out his dream of becoming an international singer.

Ward’s jokes called Gabriel a bad singer, stating that he was “terminally ill” and that Gabriel not passing away meant that his “Make a Wish” was invalid. Gabriel was not actually terminally ill, as Gabriel’s genetic disease—Treacher Collins syndrome—does not generally have an effect on lifespan. He was also not a Make-a-Wish kid, as Ward was embellishing the story for the sake of the joke.

Ward added that he tried to drown Gabriel, but he wouldn’t die...

Ward will appeal the case to the Supreme Court, Grey said on Thursday.

While the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees freedom of expression, the Appeals Court ruled that Ward had gone too far, passing what’s permissible by law.
His so-called joke isn't funny and is in horrible taste.  I guess people laughed, and I don't know any more of the context beyond what's excerpted above, but I can't imagine living in a country where telling jokes, even offensive jokes, is "passing what's permissible by law."

Lefties, imagine a world in which I get to determine what speech is "permissible by law".  (You'd probably be wrong, but let your fear inform you about government controls on speech.)

I love visiting Canada, and will do so again next summer, but let's not pretend our Northern Neighbor is a lot like us.  Most of us speak the same language, but beyond that, their culture is very different from ours.  I was reminded of that several times during my visit to British Columbia this past summer.
          

Millennials might be more vulnerable to business taxes than they realize, expert says

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CNBC - The split in the Democratic party over taxing wealth is mainly being driven by age, and younger voters who say billionaires didn't earn their wealth and are a threat to democracy. Evan Bayh, former governor of Indiana, and Mattie Duppler, senior fellow at the National Taxpayers Union, join "Squawk Box" to discuss. Also at the table are guest hosts Tom Farley, chairman and CEO of Far Point and former NYSE president, and Michael Rubin, executive chairman of Fanatics.
          

Innovation & creativity will drive men’s ethnic wear market

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Rising fashion enthusiasm among Millennials, increase in the number of emerging fashion designers and the advent of digital and mass marketing strategies by fashion brands have substantially transformed the men’s ethnic wear market in India. Various men’s wear brands and fashion designers have reintroduced and recreated the concept of traditional men’s ethnic wear that exudes […]
          

A blog post by Pankaj Deshmukh was featured

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Top 4 reasons HR & technology will evolve in 2020

1. Millennials will direct HR evolution Every year thousands of millennials are entering into the job market, which is already candidate-driven. In the coming year 2020, as well, we will have to deal with young mindsets who will expect a much better candidate experience than today. Ever since the millennials joined the workforce, companies are making new changes in the processes they follow and the way they function. Because the millennials have different expectations about how a workforce should perform and have a different perspective on what position they might accept. So, to successfully hire a millennial for your organization create an environment that fulfills their preferences and needs.  We need to carefully observe millennials and take cues on how to manage them. In 2020, this demanding customer of Human resources will expect more from HR technology to timely, prompt interaction, instant feedback, and social media channels as a communication way. So, to thrive, your millennial candidates or employees have a digital handshake with evolving recruitment assessment tools. 2. Embracing social media, HR technology will get you top talentRecruiters these days are battling to attract job fit talent from the pool of unqualified candidates. However, HR technologies such as social media, AI, online video hiring, pre-employment testing are giving the radical shift to the way HR handles recruitment exercise. Since every candidate spends maximum time online using social media, we need to find better ways to utilize the social space to identify top talent. Social media channels are powerful tools to attract talent companies looking for specific skills set. While video interviewing tools and pre-employment testing software will be utilized to get to know these tech-savvy crowd and assess their technical knowledge, respectively. So, leverage these technologies to streamline your recruitment process in 2020 by reducing recruitment costs and time-to-hire.  3. Employer branding will remain the cherry on the cakeAs 2020 is almost here, and 2019 comes to an end, employers branding stills stay in the lists of the top trends as one of the most critical trends to attracts and retain the right talent. A few trends like collaboration, internal brand ambassador programs, employer value proposition, measuring KPIs will be the real difference makers. And the evolving HR technology will make it even easier for employers to build and maintain their employer brand. So, being a talent acquisition leader building your employer brand will help you to shape and influence candidate perceptions. 4. Candidate experience to win the war for talentThe current job market is candidate-driven in which you don't pick a candidate, but the candidate chooses your company. That's the reason candidate experience plays a vital role in talent acquisition. There are various advantages to creating a positive candidate experience. The most important benefit is a potential candidate will likely to accept the offer, apply in the future, and refer his/her contacts to your company. It will not only help you to make your talent pipeline ready but also build your brand. So, treat your candidate as your employee even before hiring!See More

          

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Talent Acquisition: 5 Recruiting trends that would revolutionize 2020

Whether you are a startup or a well-established organization, having a powerful talent acquiring strategy and superb brand ambassadors will assist you attract the greatest talent to your organization. According to few people the terms of recruitment and talent acquisition are all the same. But the fact is they are not. Recruitment is all regarding filling vacant positions, whereas talent acquisition is a ceaseless strategy to search out the proper suited candidates for the organization. Talent acquisition mainly focuses on long-term human resource planning and selecting the right candidate for a position that requires particular skills.Below discussed few points can help you revolutionize your talent acquisition strategy!Employer BrandingBranding of a company plays an essential role to help recruiters build a great talent pool. Your employees are the strength of your brand. Make employees feel connected to your company’s culture, values and mission.A poor brand value of a company can mislead candidates.But positive employer brand can help attract great talent. It also acts as a window into the organization, creating a view that answers most of the questions that arise among candidates.Refurbish your career sites and job descriptionsGetting candidates to land and stay on your career page can be difficult. But this can be achieved by implementing a straightforward approach. Make your website user friendly and simpler to navigate on. Promote your career page by providing content with visual depictions or videos of your workplace to help understand things in a better way. Provide for job seekers with useful tips and recommendation or tempt them for a social media interaction like chatting or small questionnaire. In simple words make the whole process quick and easier for the job seekers to find and apply for jobs on and with fewer clicks.Provide a hazel free candidate experienceThis can play as a step to create employer branding. If you deliver what you promote, and keep the whole process transparent your employee value proposition will definitely increase. One more factor that affects it all is treating candidates in a good way, respecting their time and interest and keeping them informed at all interview levels. Candidates who had good experience can refer the open positions to more people in their network.Social Media and Mobile RecruitingStats clearly prove that newer technologies like mobile applications and social media channels are key influencers for the success and effectiveness of job achievement. Investing in social media platforms and using them effectively to promote both your company and jobs can be really fruitful. Make your organization prominent on social media, where candidates usually look for job openings. For tech-savvy millennial gen mobile applications and responsive websites and career pages are also necessary to guarantee that your job postings are seen by them.Get assistance from recruitment marketing expertRecruitment has become a vast domain and not everyone has in depth knowledge of all the things.  But recruitment marketing experts can help you with some techniques and revolutionize your achievement marketing efforts by integrating social media, mobile and automation. Recruitment marketing experts can advise you on effectively expressing your words by using social media channels.  They can also make your career sites mobile-friendly and also search engine optimized, so that your jobs postings show up in top results when searched by candidates.See More

          

Remembering Seattle: Class, Globalization, and the State

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Protester Douglas Mackar, right, with a copy of the U.S. Constitution in his hand, and Seattle Police Lt. Daniel Whelan deliver conflicting messages on their bullhorns during the WTO protest on Nov. 29, 1999. Photo by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Very early in the morning on 30 November 1999, I climbed onto a bus in Vancouver, BC to travel to Seattle, Washington, to confront global capital. Not by myself of course, I was going to join the trade union contingent protesting against the World Trade Organization and its millennial round of talks – what would become known as the “Battle in Seattle.” I was working for the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) a small independent union at SFU and we hitched a ride with the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) bus that was going to the labour march and protest. I was not an organizer so this is a participant observer account of what transpired on a day in the Battle of Seattle.

We crossed the border into the US with a minimum of hassle. It was pre-9/11 and borders were easier to cross. When we arrived the scene in Seattle was chaos, but a glorious, magical, anything can happen, kind of chaos. Intersections were blocked by people locked together at the arms, environmentalists dressed as sea turtles, dancing, drumming, giant puppets; the streets were teeming with protesters. All entry to the WTO meetings had been blocked. The ILWU had shut down the ports up and down the West Coast. The meetings were cancelled by noon that day.

The union rally was in the old outdoor area at the Seattle Center. The working-class had mobilized in force and we were going to reinforce the protest. However, unbeknownst to most, the route had been changed. Marshals were trying to turn us away from the protest. About a dozen marchers, one with a megaphone, started shouting, “This way! This way!” They broke through the marshals and thousands of us streamed into the streets of protest. The majority of the labour march did not converge directly on the WTO site but thousands of workers did.

I didn’t know it at the time but a state of emergency had been declared at 3:30 pm. What had been blockades and celebrations had become running battles with the police. There were clouds of teargas on the street, phalanxes of cops moving in with billy clubs. Screaming, fighting, and chanting. Thousands of people held the line. I joined in. Those fleeing were simply being chased down, beaten, and arrested. It had gotten dark. I seem to remember a bonfire burning at one of the intersections but that may be a ghost memory, something I saw on TV the next day.

At the end of the day, both literal and metaphorical, we were confronted with the state. I teach labour studies and history and many of my lessons revolve around hegemony, how the ruling class manages to frame their interests as general interests. How they win our consent to be governed. However, the State always reserves the inherent right to use force. That was what happened that afternoon and throughout the night of November 30 1999 – the violent part of the state apparatus.

The protest in Seattle demonstrated the power of a convergence of class and new social movement politics but without a plan to seize state power the left will always be reactive. The lessons of Seattle are the power of solidarity but also the power of the state. Protests are empowering, they generate solidarity, but they can only slow down capital momentarily. A truly independent socialist alternative needs to be built. Perhaps this lies with Bernie and AOC in the US and Corbyn in the UK, but Canada sorely lacks any real socialist party or leader. We need to build one based on socialist principles. Anything less and we set ourselves up for failure. Glorious, anything can happen, kind of failure but failure none the less.

John-Henry Harter is a lecturer in Labour Studies at Simon Fraser University. He has published in the journals Labour/Le Travail, Popular Culture Review, The Otter, and Active History. He writes on Class, the Environment, and Popular Culture, when not consuming too much coffee and TV. Follow him on Twitter @JohnHenryHarter.


          

Why the ‘Ok Boomer’ phenomenon is short-sighted

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Starting as an internet meme, the ‘OK boomer’ trend has exploded, from TikTok videos to merchandise including hoodies, iPhone cases and shower curtains. Image taken from Amazon.com.

The “Ok Boomer” meme, which many young people are using online as a rebuttal against out-of-touch baby boomers, taps into frustrations disproportionately experienced by millennials and Generation Zers—particularly in Canada’s most unaffordable cities. Unfortunately, however, the meme also represents a discourse that ignores the many older people experiencing poverty, discrimination and hardship.

The meme began as a rallying cry for young internet users responding to a TikTok video, in which a white-haired man claims “the millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they don’t ever want to grow up.” According to New York Times columnist Taylor Lorenz, teenagers quickly started using the phrase as a reply to “basically any person over 30 who says something condescending about young people.”

Now, savvy merchants have cashed in, transforming “Ok Boomer” into a fast-selling product line, allowing youth to express their frustrations at the older folk with t-shirts, hoodies and baseball caps.

“The older generations grew up with a certain mind-set, and we have a different perspective,” designer Shannon O’Connor told the New York Times. “A lot of them don’t believe in climate change or don’t believe people can get jobs with dyed hair, and a lot of them are stubborn in that view.”

In other words, the great social battles of our time are being fought primarily along generational lines—or so this narrative would have it.

However, while it is true that millennials are much less likely to achieve the same material comforts as members of their parents’ generation (like buying property in Vancouver or Toronto), many low-income Canadians from older generations face similar struggles to their younger counterparts.

For example, according to the Canadian Rental Housing Index, the primary household maintainer was aged between 45 and 64 in 195,035 rental households and aged over 65 in 94,801 such households in British Columbia in 2016. 22 percent of renters aged 45 to 64 and 21 percent of those aged 65 and over spent 50 percent or more of their income on rent and utilities.

While a slightly higher percentage of 15 to 29 year-old renters spent half their income on rent (28 percent), a large number of adults effectively living in rent poverty fall roughly into the baby boomer age range.

Significant numbers of people belonging to the older generations experience poverty and hardship in other ways as well.

In 2017, 238,000 Canadians aged 65 and over lived below the poverty line. A CIBC poll last year found 32 percent of all Canadians aged between 45 and 64 have no retirement savings.

A 2014 survey found that 15.6 percent of people who said they experienced “hidden homelessness”—defined by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness as “the situation of an individual or family without stable, permanent, appropriate housing, or the immediate prospect, means and ability of acquiring it”—were aged 55 and over.

A 2017 survey by Statistics Canada, meanwhile, found that the prevalence of disability leaps from 15.3 to 24.3 percent when people reach 45 to 64 years old. Disability puts people at a higher risk of falling into poverty, and the survey noted that 10.4 percent of over-65s with severe disabilities were living below the poverty line.

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara noted similar hardships faced by older generations in the US, with many approaching retirement with little or no savings.

“They were victims of corporate raiders, neoliberal deregulation and predatory loans – and the situation is even more dire for those of them who are black and brown,” he wrote.

These are just a few examples of the groups of vulnerable people who are too easily forgotten when we replace a class-based analysis of social inequality with a shallow ‘millennial-versus-boomer’ discourse.

Notwithstanding perceived differences in attitudes that might exist between age groups, it iss better to stand in solidarity with boomers living in poverty, struggling with disability and/or racial, sexual, or other forms of discrimination, rather than identifying with people simply because they happen to have been born at around the same time as us.

True, the “Ok Boomer” meme is probably, in most cases, targeted at that red-faced equity-rich uncle who bought his multi-million dollar detached Vancouver home for $600,000 in 2005, and now rails against his children for buying too much avocado toast instead of saving up for a 20 percent down payment on a million-dollar house.

Yet wealthy elites of all ages—from Chip Wilson and Jeff Bezos, to Mark Zuckerberg and former Uber executive Ryan Graves—share a common interest in lower taxes, fewer regulations and less public investment in the social safety net.

No doubt those billionaires would prefer to see young people venting their frustrations at irritating uncles instead of calling for progressive measure such as income redistribution and a wealth tax.

So, a simple question to ask yourself might be: do you have more in common with a Lamborghini-driving twenty-something wearing an “Ok Boomer” sweatshirt, or a fifty-something handing over half their income to a landlord?

For most of us, the answer is the latter.

Alex Cosh is a PhD student and journalist based in Powell River, BC.


          

Perhaps the part about the laws of economics not applying should have been a tip off.

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Excellent article by Gabriel Sherman who is definitely the kind of writer you'd want on this beat. There is, however, one theme I'd like to push back on. We hear a lot about how powerfully charismatic and incredibly persuasive company co-founder Adam Neumann was.  How else would he convince men like Jamie Dimon that a laughably bad business plan was not only viable but would justify a valuation of almost fifty billion dollars?

The trouble with that explanation is that we've seen a remarkably large number of these masters of mesmerism recently. Think of all the companies which, in the past decade or so, have raised huge amounts of money based on pitches that collapsed immediately under even mild scrutiny. They can't all be the work of superhuman salesmen.

As an alternative, is it possible that the combination of a Randian worship of the wealthy,  conditions that made it easier than ever to luck into great fortunes and the rise of the credulity driven hype economy have all made it easier to find gullible people with way too much money?


WeWork executives had long grown accustomed to Neumann’s belief that the laws of economics—even reality itself—didn’t apply to him. It was in the nature of unicorns that they bent reality, and that certainly had been true of WeWork. Fueled by $12 billion of venture capital and debt, Neumann grew WeWork in less than a decade from a single coworking outpost in SoHo into a 12,500-employee company with 500,000 users in 111 cities across 29 countries. But in 2018, WeWork had lost $2 billion and had a highly questionable business model—the company signed long-term leases and sublet space to freelancers and corporations on a short-term basis. Its valuation somehow kept rising.

The company’s valuation put Neumann’s net worth at $4.1 billion—and his spending more than kept pace. “It was Succession craziness,” a colleague said. Neumann was chauffeured around in a $100,000-plus Maybach sedan and traveled the world on a $60 million Gulfstream G650. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, he and his wife, Rebekah Paltrow Neumann—Gwyneth’s first cousin—spent $90 million on a collection of six homes that included a 6000-square-foot Gramercy condo, a 60-acre estate in Westchester County, a pair of Hamptons houses and a $21 million mansion in the Bay Area that features a room shaped like a guitar. They employed a squadron of nannies for their five children, two personal assistants, and a chef. “Adam went through money like water,” a former executive said.

In a way, the spending made sense, because Neumann himself was the product. He pitched himself to investors as a gatekeeper to the rising generation. A new way of working. A new way of living. Work was 24/7, coworkers were friends, office was home, work was life. For baby boomers who experienced office life as cubicles and bad coffee, his message was irresistible. “Every investor who walked through was sold,” a WeWork executive told me. They saw Neumann as a millennial prophet who did shots of Don Julio during meetings while preaching about the dawn of a new corporate culture, one in which the beer and kombucha flowed and MacBook-toting employees would love coming to work. After sitting with Neumann in his office, outfitted with a Peloton bike, infrared sauna, and cold water plunge, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson told Fast Company that Neumann reminded him of the Apple cofounder. Neumann later told colleagues that Isaacson might write his biography. (Isaacson never considered writing such a book.)

Through a combination of egomaniacal glamour and millennial mysticism, the Neumanns sold WeWork not merely as a real estate play. It wasn’t even a tech company (though he said it should be valued as such). It was a movement, complete with its own catechisms (“What is your superpower?” was one). Adam said WeWork existed to “elevate the world’s consciousness.” The company would allow people to “make a life and not just a living.” It was even capable of solving the world’s thorniest problems. Last summer, some WeWork executives were shocked to discover Neumann was working on Jared Kushner’s Mideast peace effort. According to two sources, Neumann assigned WeWork’s director of development, Roni Bahar, to hire an advertising firm to produce a slick video for Kushner that would showcase what an economically transformed West Bank and Gaza would look like. (Bahar told me he only advised on the video and no WeWork resources were used.) Kushner showed a version of the video during his speech at the White House’s peace conference in Bahrain last summer.

To a passel of geezer capitalists, this was too big to miss, even if they didn’t fully understand it—possibly, not understanding it was the point. Rupert Murdoch, Sir Martin Sorrell, and Larry Silverstein all took meetings. Mort Zuckerman, the billionaire cofounder of developer Boston Properties, told a real estate executive shortly after WeWork launched that Neumann was creating the future of work. Zuckerman soon offered to buy WeWork for $500 million. (Neumann declined the deal but accepted a $2 million investment from Zuckerman.) “Adam was probably the best salesman of all time,” a former WeWork executive told me.


          

Bad news for millennials when it comes to pay

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New data indicate Gen Z is gaining on or even surpassing millennial workers when it comes to pay.  A study by The Conference Board found workers ages 20 to 24 are receiving pay increases that average 6 percent, reports USA Today. That’s double the yearly wage gains of all workers in the U.S. It’s led to a diminishing pay gap between those Gen Z workers and their 25- to 34-year-old counterparts who have more experience: Recent college graduates are earning 71.7 percent of millennials’ pay,…

          

Young Americans: Millennials For Reagan? (#35)

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Acton Line: The untold story of Stalin’s Ukrainian famine

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The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation recently released their annual poll for the year 2019, revealing that over one third of the millennial generation view communism favorably, 15% believing that the world would be “better off ” if the Soviet Union still existed. History, however, tells a different story. Joining this episode is Valentina Kuryliw, […]
          

The Internet Is Not Your Friend: MySpace and the Loss of Memories

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December 2nd AfterBuzz Tonite

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TBD Presented by AfterBuzz TV, the ESPN of TV Talk, AfterBuzz Tonite with Jesse Janedy (@DJJesseJ) is its’ first ever flagship late night talk show with a millennial mindset. Each week Jesse sits with influencers, musicians and celebrity guests… you never know who will stop by in studio. Producers Jaimi Gray (@Jaimigray) and Janine Doyon […]

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Structural Spin to the Cyclical down-turn?

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Millennials have a special place in this slowdown. Much of muck for the current ills in the economy is thrown at them.  Lot of things may go “over-the-top” for the Gen-Old, but for the millennials, OTT is central to everything…
          

“Only now I know what it looks like bergamot”. Millennials again, all confused in a new meme

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Forum Young Romagna in Fiera a Cesena

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La giornata dedicata all’universo Millennials nell’economia del territorio si aprirà conTatiana Coviello e Gianluca Diegoli

Viaggia verso il tutto esaurito la prima edizione di Forum Young Romagna, il focus dedicato alla generazione Millennials.

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IT / Software / Systems: Sales Representative - Surgical Technologies -Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Who we want Challengers. People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions. Teammates. Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward. Charismatic networkers. Relationship-savvy people who intentionally make connections with both internal partners and external contacts. Strategic closers. Salespeople who close profitable business and consistently exceed their performance objectives. Customer-oriented achievers. Representatives with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships. Game changers. Persistent salespeople who will stop at nothing to live out Stryker's mission to make healthcare better. What you will do As a Surgical Technologies Sales Representative, you strategically promote and sell Stryker Surgical Technologies products to meet our customers' needs. You confidently conduct product evaluations in Operating Room and office settings, persuasively demonstrating the value of our products. Systematically tracking your territory progress, you proactively communicate your findings with your Regional Manager and push yourself to exceed each goal. When onsite with clients, you use your product knowledge and quick thinking to solve product problems and inform doctors, nurses and other staff as to the proper use and maintenance of our products. You take great pride in meticulously managing and maintaining your sample inventory of products and are prepared to assist a customer whenever the need arises. As a Surgical Technologies Sales Representative you love living in the fast lane and find purpose in selling Stryker products that are making healthcare better. What you need - 5+ years in an outside sales position (medical related fields or b2b sales preferred) or Bachelors Degree from an Accredited University What Stryker will provide - Field sales training - In-house product training program The Company Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology & spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. For more information, please visit our website at ***************. In February 2019, Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that for the ninth consecutive year has been named as one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking 11 out of 100. Some of our other awards from 2018 include Great Places to Work for Inclusion, Women, Millennials, and Diversity. See full list of our awards here: ****************************************************** Learn more about the Surgical Technologies Products: - Cactus - Controlled Substance Waste Management System - ************************************************** - SurgiCount - Safety-Sponge System - ******************************************************* - Neptune - *************************************************** - Invuity - ***************************** - Esep- ****************************************************************************************** Our mission: Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better Work From Home: Field-based Travel Percentage: 20% Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. ()
          

Talent mobility and training in the new year: a look ahead

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Robert Horsley looks at the trends that will drive strategy in 2020.

Reading time: 4 minutes

People management experts agree that talent mobility is a key success factor for companies seeking a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

Amid political, cultural and economic headwinds, global mobility is reshaping the way companies attract, train and deploy their workforces.

As competition for top talent increases, HR and talent professionals need to ask themselves: how should training strategies evolve to address emerging demands?

As 2019 winds down, HR professionals are looking ahead to trends that will drive strategy in 2020.﷟

2020 trends to watch

1. Sticker shock

The economy in the US remains relatively strong, though the manufacturing sector is lagging, and warning signs are blinking in other areas.

For this reason, it’s likely that cost-consciousness will be heightened in the next year, and that could have wide-ranging effects on the competition for talent.

During times of slow down, talent leaders may look to mobility solutions to source current talent rather than finding new local talent.

If costs become a concern, HR and talent professionals will be required to take a strong stance when advocating for the value of everything from training and development budgets to relocation packages.

2. Adapting to change and redefining mobility

Talent management strategies will continue to adapt to changing times in the new year. Organisations should be ready to roll up their sleeves and get more creative about optimising their workforce.

On the global workforce front, we’ll see a continued broadening of the definition of mobility. It is no longer a strategy limited to a singular team, but a mentality that can be implemented across the entire organisation.

Mobility enables and amplifies the ability for companies to grow; it’s time to make it a part of the larger HR conversation.

Mobility and training programmes should be positioned as a perk for new talent

3. Integration across HR

That conversation also needs to be about taking an integrated approach to meeting workforce needs as companies compete for the best and brightest employees, and contend with economic, geopolitical and compliance pressures.

To succeed in this environment, everyone involved in talent management will have to think of themselves as part of a team and work together to put resources in place.

What this means in real-world terms is that all talent management professionals – talent acquisition, training and development, total rewards, procurement, mobility professionals, compensation experts, HR generalists, etc – will have to organise around an overarching workforce strategy and work together to identify and fulfil needs.

The pace of business is accelerating, so the underlying support structure has to be agile too.

4. Experiences for the next generation

Millennials are now the dominant workforce demographic, so talent management professionals will continue to focus on creating a positive experience to attract sought-after talent.

This demographic seeks fulfilment beyond a paycheque, including new experiences, such as the opportunity to work abroad and grow professionally.

Mobility and training programmes can also meet that need and should be positioned as a perk for new talent.

Tips for thriving in 2020 and beyond

1. Welcome collaboration

In the coming year, collaboration will be more important than ever as organisations seek out the talent they need. Moving talent smoothly across roles, projects and borders will require teamwork.

Training professionals should reach out to colleagues in other roles, such as business leaders and HR partners, in order to build bridges and offer services.

By creating partnerships, talent managers can support their organisation’s shifting needs.

2. Embrace transparency

Greater transparency will be imperative in building a more responsive talent management. When training and development professionals are included in the process of identifying workforce needs, assessing current resources and workforce planning, they can add significant value to the process.

Each player should sing the praises of their strategies and make them more accessible for others to leverage.

 



 

3. Harness data

Leveraging data is another key to thriving in a rapidly evolving environment. At many companies, talent management data is siloed across different departments and initiatives.

Just as product development, marketing, sales, operations and other business units are consolidating data to drive innovation and improve efficiency, talent data from across departments can yield valuable insights.  

 

It’s difficult to predict what 2020 will bring, but one thing is certain: new challenges will emerge, and old assumptions will be overturned.

A multifaceted talent management strategy that brings together professionals from training and development, mobility, compensation, employee relations and so on will be better prepared to meet those challenges. 

 

About the author

Robert Horsley is executive director of Fragomen and board member at Worldwide ERC.


          

THE CONNECTING ROOM

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METRO FM — According to international reshearch, a large number of illennials (aged 23 to 39) have gone back home to live with their parents after graduating from college and even living on their own and being in the workforce for a few years. A survey of over a thousand people who move back in with their parents, show the most common reason Millennials boomerang is because of a divorce or breakup. It also looked at the reason across all age groups that many people move back in with their parents. The result showed that saving money for a house or purchase followed by breakups were the top causes for heading back into their parents homes. Joblessness and debt were also other reasons that were cited.
          

How Selling Insurance Helps Give Back ǀ ASG190

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In the insurance industry, there are plenty of opportunities to give back. Discover how agents make a difference in their communities every day, and how you can, too! 

 

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Mentioned in this Episode:

 

3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales Territory


Affinity Marketing


Build Your Brand with Community Involvement


Cone Cause Evolution Study


Highmark’s Community Involvement


How to Incorporate Charity Into Your Business Model


What Do Millennials Want In Their Careers?

 

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November 15, 2019 | The Friday Five


The Friday Five for November 15, 2019: CMS announced 2020 Medicare Part A and B Premiums and Deductibles, The Social Security COLA for 2020, Whoop closed series D funding round, Google's Project Nightingale under investigation, and Nike broke up with Amazon.


Senior Speak: Talking to Medicare Clients Age 65 & Older | ASG176


Learn how to connect with your Medicare clients. There are some best practices to think about when you're talking with clients who are 65 or older. We tell you what they are!


What Seniors Value Most in an MA Plan | ASG175


Want to improve your Medicare Advantage sales? Start by finding out more about your audience, and what they want from their insurance policy.

 

The latest from Agent Survival Guide:

 

Halfway Through AEP: Reflect & Renew Your Medicare Sales Strategies


November 10 marks the halfway point for the 2020 Annual Enrollment Period! If you’re selling Medicare products, now’s the time to reflect on your success during the first few weeks and recharge... (read more)


5 Major Things to Expect in the Medicare Advantage Market for 2020


Spoiler alert: With the way the market’s looking for 2020, we feel confident saying now’s a FANTASTIC time to be selling Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Here’s why. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF),... (read more)


Why You Need to Make Time for Medicare Training (& Where to Find Great Resources!)


It’s the Annual Enrollment Period, the busiest time of the year if you’re a Medicare agent! More sales translate into more money. And we all know time is money, so the more... (read more)

 

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You know you’ve made it in life when you’re able to commission Ferrari to build a special edition commemorating the 45th anniversary of your first Ferrari purchase.While many young Turks are migrating overseas, a large number of millennials are trying their luck in the countryside, settling in small towns and villages.When he goes he goes, […]
          

How Central Banks Print Money Out of Thin Air – Bad News for 11/21/19

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Tom Lee says Bitcoin must hit $150,000 before ETFs can work. And if that happens, Millennials may be set to be the wealthiest generation yet. That is, if massive debt doesn’t get them first.

Today we’ll take a look at the percent of world debt by country, and we’ll examine how the Federal Reserve or any central bank “prints money” by adding credit to banks’ deposits, lowering the Fed funds rate target, and using large-scale open market operations.

Toss in a few of this week’s big stories and you’ve got the next 45 minutes of your life all deliciously planned out. All you need now is a beverage to pair with this episode. May we suggest a jug of moonshine or a case of Mountain Dew? Perhaps both.

It’s our Bad News episode #337 of The Bad Crypto Podcast

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Entrevistas cartoneras - Lucía Carvalho

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"El cuerpo es la representación tangible de mis miedos"

Ganadora del concurso Pablo Neruda 2019  con su poemario Universo 21, Lucía Carvalho habla sobre el sinuoso proceso escritural,  su participación en Panza de Oro y el pronto viaje a la Fundación Neruda en Chile.






¿Cómo fue el proceso de creación de Universo 21? 

Fui escribiéndolo en las notas de mi celular mientras iba en micro a mi trabajo. La mayoría de los poemas los escribí de una, pero los fui trabajando por un año más o menos.

A ratos parece un poemario muy de esta época, por el uso de neologismos propios de la generación millennial ¿estás de acuerdo?



Sí, esa era la intención. Tratar de encontrar poesía en el lenguaje actual que parece tan poco agraciado y frío.



¿Qué papel jugó la tecnología como imaginario para este poemario?


En este año he estado más obsesionada que nunca con la ciencia ficción y las nuevas tecnologías. Avanzamos tan rápido en pocos años, ¿ahora qué queda? ¿Cuáles serán los siguientes avances? Me pregunto bastante eso y cómo esta tecnología influye en nuestra memoria y en la forma en que nos relacionamos con nuestro entorno.

¿Qué se puede leer entre lineas en Universo 21?

El miedo. Siento mucho miedo al abismo y la inmensidad del internet, de los seres que habitan en él. Algunas veces me he sentido muy expuesta al ser cyber activista feminista y creo que ese miedo está muy presente en los poemas.

"Mis huesos no son fuertes. Mis huesos me traicionan" dice uno de tus versos ¿Cuál es la relación o la visión que se tiene del cuerpo en el poemario?

El cuerpo es la representación tangible de mis miedos. Usualmente somatizo mis emociones negativas y por eso tengo gastritis nerviosa y psoriasis.

¿Cómo se relaciona Universo 21 con tus trabajos anteriores? ¿Hay una conexión entre ellos?

No había pensado en eso pero posiblemente sí. Fiesta Equivocada fue un poemario que hice por diversión y para cerrar un ciclo en mi vida, muchos de esos poemas eran literalmente ejercicios de escritura. Ahora, pienso y trabajo mucho más mis poemas pero en ambos los elementos pop están muy presentes.

Que papel juega la vulnerabilidad en tus textos?

Todo jaja. Para mí la escritura y especialmente la poesía es un acto de vulnerabilidad.

¿Quedaste conforme con el resultado de Universo 21? ¿Te quedó algo más por decir?

Cuando vi la convocatoria dudé mucho en enviar porque no creía que esté terminado. Creo que quedan cosas por decir pero a la vez estoy conforme y feliz con la edición de Yerba Mala. 

Hace poco fuiste invitada al Festival de Poesía Panza de Oro ¿Cómo calificas tu participación?



Un sólido 7 de 10 jaja no sé, los demás tendrían que calificarme. Los festivales de poesía me abruman muchísimo pero de una manera positiva, absorbo todo lo que puedo de las conversaciones y lecturas. Estoy muy agradecida con el festival, porque además acerca la poesía contemporánea a los lugares donde siempre debería estar presente y lo mejor de todo, en el marco del diálogo. Fuimos escuchados y también escuchamos, eso fue lo más poderoso del festival. 



¿Cómo ves al movimiento poético juvenil en Santa Cruz?


Me parece que falta algo como el festival Panza de Oro, que acerque la poesía a centros educativos, psiquiátricos y otros lugares públicos. Las lecturas de poesía a veces se parecen más a un club de amigos que se leen entre ellos y esta dinámica puede intimidar a otras personas a asistir y participar. 

Como ganadora del concurso de poesía Pablo Neruda ¿Qué expectativas tienes del viaje a Chile que te toca realizar ?

Me entusiasma mucho la idea de conocer más poesía y editar mis textos. Los talleres son espacios de creación muy enriquecedores, estoy ansiosa por aprender. 




ESO NO ESTÁ EN WIKIPEDIA

Soy un ente vivo, pensante, creado en el mar de la información
Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Pienso en la inmensidad de la conciencia virtual
que habita mi dispositivo móvil
pienso en todas esas relaciones que han comenzado y terminado
en este aparato de cuatro punto siete pulgadas y 326 ppi.

Todos esos toques simbólicos.
Los holas.
Los ¿cómo estás? ¿Qué estás haciendo? Mira esto.
Los Stickers.
Emociones traducidas en emoticones.

Pienso en toda esa data mía y de ellos
que ni siquiera es nuestra
porque aceptamos los términos y condiciones sin leerlos
                                                                            sin leernos.

Quizás por eso tengo tantos contactos bloqueados
prefiero esconderme virtualmente
quizás ellos se escondieron primero.

Pienso que ya no nos une el tacto
ni nada relacionado con la presencia física
nos unen estas historias de emojis
esta historias bloqueadas en términos y condiciones
estos recuerdos mutilados
que yo elijo o no mostrarte
pero que no se le puede ocultar a esta inmensidad radioactiva
que guardo en mi bolsillo
                       eterna y efímera.

Una caída y se parte en pedacitos.
Un intruso y puedo ser expuesta ante millones.
Mi imagen en los dedos de tantos desconocidos.

Una débil contraseña.
Una mala conexión
y tendría que volver a la vida silenciosa
hasta reiniciar
hasta renunciar
a mi vida útil.



NO SOY UN ROBOT




Quisiera tener las misiones bien guardadas

no olvidar cada diez minutos.

¿Por qué vine aquí?

¿Por qué tengo este frasco de mermelada en mis manos?
Que no puedo abrir.
Que no puedo abrir.

Quisiera que alguien me jale de aquí hasta el cuarto de baño
un ser superior me encierre en la piscina, quite la escalera.
No pueda salir.
No pueda salir.

Que un jugador.
                        Un ser superior
coloque la cocina al lado de mi cama
y con un botón
quite todas las ventanas de mi cuarto
abra el gas
prenda la cocina.
Y yo.
No me pueda mover.
No me pueda mover.
No soy un robot.
Yo me asusto.
Yo grito.

Yo estoy aquí,
      quemándome
                   por nada.



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Nací enredada
con las caderas atrofiadas
con los huesos chiquitos.

Crecí enredada
esquivando fantasmas
trepando árboles frutales.

Dormí enredada
entre sábanas azules
sin almohadas ni edredones.

Amé enredada
apagando incendios
conjugando verbos.

Morí enredada.


          

Come Follow Me: 1-3 John; Jude

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Download the Scripture Plus app!

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WATCH: Domestic abuse caught on video in Ontario, police investigating

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Peel Regional Police are investigating an incident caught on video and posted to Facebook.

The video, which was posted on to Facebook by user Binder Singh, has been shared over 1,500 times, with scores of commenters disgusted by the blatant and inexcusable assault.

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The video, which lasts just over 15 seconds long, shows a man with an orange turban repeatedly beating a woman in the middle of the street.

The video caught the attention of many others once it made its way to Twitter, where Peel Police stated that they were already investigating the situation.

Peel Regional Police@PeelPolice

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Replying to @hkbirmann

We are looking into this incident, anyone with information is asked to contact 22 Div investigators at 905-453-3311 ext 2233

Peel Regional Police@PeelPolice

This incident has been investigated. It was reported at the time, thank you for your concern.

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Shortly after, Peel Police also posted a link to support the end of domestic abuse against women, as November 25 is the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 22 Div. investigators at 905-453-3311, extension 2233. A follow-up tweet said that the incident had been investigated.


          

Branchline Farms Coop Tour

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Branchline Farms Coop Tour

Meyer Hatchery Coop Tour of Branchline Farms located in Wellington, OH. Unique in their larger capacity set-up, housing 400 chickens, you can find Branchline Farms in two Cleveland Area restaurants and at the Dayton, OH market!

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RC #243: Outdated Disclaimers

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Welcome to RandomChatter! Did Disney+ miss the mark with its "outdated cultural depictions" disclaimer? And will the upcoming Quibi service actually resonate with millennials? Join us for all this and more on RandomChatter!
          

ANOTHER ARGUMENT FOR MY WELCOME WAGON STRATEGY of targeting new arrivals with explanations of why th…

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ANOTHER ARGUMENT FOR MY WELCOME WAGON STRATEGY of targeting new arrivals with explanations of why they shouldn’t vote for the policies that ruined the places they left. Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats’ Disasters.
          

Study finds healthy benefits package trumps higher salary for younger workers

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Lincoln Financial and the Center for Generational Kinetics examined what motivates millennials and Generation Z members in the workforce when deciding whether to accept or to hold onto a job and benefits, not salary, emerged as the determining factor.

          

DVC Show: Disney Vacation Club for Millennials

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In this week's episode of The DVC Show, the panel discusses the value in a Disney Vacation Club membership for millennials.
          

Three Interesting Findings About What Influences Millennials’ Purchases

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Consumers are influenced to make purchase decisions by a number of sources, from the myriad of ad formats found both online and offline to word-of-mouth from friends and family. The latest US Purchase Influencers Report 2019 [purchase page] from MarketingCharts, in partnership with YouGov, has revealed somewhat surprising findings on how Millennials are being influenced… Read More »

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How the Dairy Mafia Destroyed Dairy Farmers

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In November 2019, Dean Foods, one of the biggest dairy companies in the U.S., announced it had filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy,1 sending a wave of uncertainty through an already shaky milk industry. Dean Foods was one of the primary milk processors and distributers in the U.S., purchasing milk directly from dairy farms.

If farmers don’t sell their milk directly to a processor like Dean Foods, they can also sell it to dairy cooperatives, which negotiate sales of the milk to processors and retailers on behalf of its members. Dairy co-ops have been rapidly consolidating, however, leaving farmers with few options for sales — Dean Foods among them.

Alongside the bankruptcy, the dairy giant also announced that it was in talks with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest dairy co-op in the U.S., about a possible acquisition. The merger would pose a serious conflict of interest for dairy farmers, as DFA is supposed to advocate for farmers but would end up being a processor.

As such, they’d have an interest in keeping milk prices low, at the detriment of the more than 13,000 dairy farmers they represent.2

Dean Foods Bankruptcy Could Worsen Milk Monopoly

Speaking with New Food Economy, Peter C. Carstensen, a former attorney for the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice, explained that DFA acquiring Dean Foods raises serious questions about anticompetitive activity. “The problem with DFA is the conflict of interest that will result from [trying] to lower prices to farmers in order to increase their revenue as a milk processor,” he said.3

DFA already controls 30% of the U.S. milk production, which means acquiring Dean Foods could easily lead to a monopoly over the market. “What you’re going to see is increased risk of tacit collusion on the consumer side, raising the price of milk for consumers,” Carstensen continued.4

It’s not the first time DFA and Dean Foods have raised such suspicions. In 2013, DFA paid a nearly $159 million fine to settle a 2007 lawsuit alleging DFA conspired with a number of companies to suppress milk prices by closing bottling plants and stifling competition. In 2010, Dean Foods also paid dairy farms in the northeast a $30 million settlement as part of an antitrust lawsuit.5

Milk prices are already low, causing many dairy farmers to close their businesses. In Wisconsin, for instance, farmers in 2019 are getting nearly 40% less for their milk than they were in 2014. Nearly 700 dairy farms closed in the state in 2018, most of them small operations.6 Meanwhile, in 2018 the Organic Consumers Association reported:7

“Dairy farmers are suffering because the companies that send their milk to the grocery store refuse to pay them what it costs them to produce the milk. On the West Coast, cooperatives created to sell dairy products have been accused by their members of pocketing millions of dollars in an elaborate accounting scheme.

Meanwhile, farmers in the Northeast have filed a lawsuit against their coop, Dairy Farmers of America, and Dean Foods, the nation’s largest milk processor, alleging the companies conspired to monopolize the market and drive down prices, knowing their member farmers would have nowhere else to sell their milk.

Milk prices are so bad this year — farmers are getting the same price they got 20 years ago — that at least one milk processor sent farmers phone numbers for suicide prevention hotlines and other mental health services along with the latest market forecasts.”

Ultraprocessed Homogenized CAFOs Killed Milk

Many are asking what “killed” Dean Foods, blaming its downfall on everything from plant-based milk alternatives and millennials’ apparent distaste for milk to increased availability of other beverages.8 Even the relatively newfound popularity of drinking water has been pinpointed as a scapegoat.

Dean Foods president and CEO Eric Beringause said in a statement, “Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile and cost-efficient, we continue to be impacted by a challenging operating environment marked by continuing declines in consumer milk consumption.”9

The fact is, milk consumption is on the decline. In 1975, Americans consumed 247 pounds of fluid milk (about 29.6 gallons) per person, compared to 146 pounds (or about 17.5 gallons) in 2018.10

What’s truly responsible for this decline, however, is the shift of milk from a fresh, wholesome raw food to one that’s ultraprocessed, homogenized and the product of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

On CAFOs, milk can be produced in filthy conditions, then heated until all the pathogens are gone. Never mind that, along with killing “germs,” pasteurization kills off beneficial organisms in the milk and prevents natural souring (while naturally soured milk can still be consumed, pasteurized milk past its prime will quickly go bad).11

Rather than forcing dirty and dangerous CAFOs to clean up their acts, the FDA has waged a war against raw milk producers — those who are typically producing milk using far healthier, more humane and more sustainable methods than the industrial dairy industry ever could.

As CAFOs became the norm for dairy farms (even in idyllic-seeming dairy states like Vermont), farmers were forced to grow their herds and increase milk production using artificial (drug and hormone-based) methods, among others (like feeding cows an unnatural amount of grain-based food, 24-hour confinement and increased number of milkings per day).

Meanwhile, some people who experience gastrointestinal upset or other health problems when drinking regular CAFO dairy do fine when drinking raw, organic grass fed milk, which is far easier on your digestive system. Raw, grass fed A2-only milk may be even more ideal.

Raw Milk Advocates Win Lawsuit

In the U.S., raw milk is the only food banned from interstate commerce, which means small farmers cannot transport it across state lines, and even in states where farmers are allowed to sell raw milk directly to consumers from their farms, advertising bans may be put in place, allowing farmers to be punished with fines or jail time if they advertise their raw milk for sale.

In many cases, this effectively makes it impossible for farmers to successfully market and sell their raw milk, so farmers have been fighting back against this type of prohibitive legislation. In Kansas, for instance, a statute enacted in 1967 banned any advertising of raw milk, except for signage on the farm.

However, two goat farmers sued agriculture secretary Mike Beam, asking for the state to stop enforcing the statute. “Then an unusual thing happened,” Food Safety News reported. “The state agreed with the goat farmers”:12

“Under the terms of the settlement, the parties agree the advertising ban violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and the Kansas Constitution Bill of Rights Section 11 and is therefore unenforceable.”

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt further stated:13

“The statute restricting advertising of raw milk does not comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s modern application of the First Amendment to commercial speech and is plainly unconstitutional …

While we typically provide a rigorous defense for every statute enacted by the Legislature, in this case where there exists no plausible legal defense the better and less-costly course of action is for the Department of Agriculture to work with the Legislature to modify the statute so it complies with the U.S. Constitution.”

Fear and Control Aim to Keep Raw Milk an Illegal Food

There was a period of time, from 1860 to the 1920s, when raw milk went through what Mark McAfee, founder and chairman of the Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI), describes as a “dark age.”

The cow diets, combined with unsanitary conditions, raw sewage mixed with water and lack of refrigeration led to the spread of diseases like tuberculosis and typhoid. A lot of people died from raw milk that came from these unsanitary distillery dairies raising malnourished cows.

Around this time, the “swill milk” scandal also occurred, in which dairy cows being fed grain distillation remnants and raised in poor conditions produced diseased milk, which was then mixed with chalk and sold as fresh. A reported 8,000 children died as a result, which increased consumer support and industry acceptance of pasteurization.14

In the modern day, fear is still used as a tool to promote restrictions to your right to choose what to eat. A bill introduced in Tennessee by Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, Senate Bill 15 (SB15), even suggests amending a Tennessee code relating to milk products to make it illegal for a partial owner of a hoofed animal to drink the milk from that animal.15

While graciously allowing a person who is the sole owner of a hoofed mammal to drink the milk personally, the bill is aimed at snuffing out herdshare programs. Private agreements called herdshares are often formed between farmers and individuals, which entitle you to the benefits of owning a "share" of a cow, such as a certain amount of milk each week.

However, SB15 not only would make it illegal for herdshare owners to obtain raw milk but also would make it against the law for the farmer running a herdshare to drink milk from their own cow (or other hoofed mammal), as they would not be considered a “sole owner.”

SB15 is poised as a bill to protect the public welfare from the “risks” of drinking raw milk, but raw milk is a nutritious and safe food when it comes from cows raised on pasture.

Briggs reportedly introduced SB15 to close the herdsharing “loophole” after 10 children in the state were sickened by E. coli that was blamed on drinking raw milk from a Knoxville shareholder dairy. But according to Weston A. Price, “no E. coli was found in any of the dairy’s milk that public health officials tested.”16

Raw Milk Cheese Is Also Targeted

In her book, “Ending the War on Artisan Cheese,” food scientist Catherine Donnelly states that fears of raw milk are threatening the artisan cheese industry, which uses raw milk in many of its cheeses. She explains that traditional cheesemakers carefully source raw milk from high-quality sources to ensure a safe and delicious end product.

In an interview with Eater, Donnelly states, “There are careful standards that cheesemakers pay attention to because if they don’t start out with the best quality raw materials, they’re not going to end up with a good cheese. Paying attention to the microbiological quality of the raw milk is really, really critical. The raw milk, the starting material, has to be of good quality or you’re not going to have a sellable product.”17

What’s more, Donnelly notes that more illness outbreaks are associated with processed products that have been pasteurized, while the FDA favors Big Dairy at the expense of the smaller, artisan producers:18

“Who has the ear of the FDA when regulations are being promulgated? It isn’t the small, rural farm people who have a seat at the table, influencing policy. It’s the large, multinational corporations who are looking at their bottom line and profit.

If those voices are having input on regulations, there isn’t a holistic approach for the FDA to look at something other than a one-size-fits-all approach to regulations. Cheese makers have no market for their product if it’s contaminated and they’re making their customers sick.

But I would argue that a small-scale producer has much more control over the safety of that process than some of these large-scale industrial plants, where there are lots of post-pasteurization processes like shredding, and cutting, and repackaging, and lots of opportunities for exposure to contamination.

That’s why we see more outbreaks associated with industrially processed products, as opposed to artisan.”

While in the U.S. cheese must either be made from pasteurized milk or held for 60 days prior to sale, Europe considers raw milk essential to such delicacies as traditional French cheese. Pennsylvania cheesemaker Sue Miller explained to Mother Nature Network:19

"There are all these great enzymes living in the milk when it's raw that create flavor profiles. When milk is pasteurized, they get extinguished so you have to add cultures to accentuate the flavors of the milk …

I'd love for people to really try raw milk cheese. In Europe people don't want pasteurized cheese. They know how good raw milk cheese is.”

Support Real Dairy and Your Right to Food Freedom

Ultimately, whether you drink milk or not, and whether it’s raw or pasteurized, is a personal choice — and it should remain that way. You have the right to choose what to eat, regardless of the government’s opinion on what’s healthy or what’s not. Further, by choosing raw milk that comes from small, grass fed farmers, you can support the small operators that deliver farm-fresh foods to local residents.

As long as farmers are prevented from selling to consumers directly, processors can and do price fix the market, ultimately leading to corporate monopolies, consolidation of CAFO dairy farms, a degradation of food safety and quality, and the intentional destruction of small, family dairy farms.20


          

Favorite Things: Abbey Edition (Gifts for girls 15-25)

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Click here for all of our gift idea posts for different ages-our favorite, most-played with, delivered-to-your-doorstep, Mom-approved toys.

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I'm very excited to take over the blog today and share with you guys a couple of my favorite items that I use daily!  



Have you heard of these? They're known to do a number of things like boost your mood, balance electromagnetic radiation, clean and purify air for enhanced breathing, reduce stress, and help calm allergies.  Who knows if any of that is true, but regardless it sure is a cute decoration for your dorm, apartment, or bedroom.   


If you ever work out with resistance bands, you have probably had that embarrassing and painful moment at the gym where that little tear in your band finally snaps mid-lunge.  I have been using these bad boys for over a year now and they still haven't given out on me!  For a very inexpensive price, I was surprised and very happy with the quality of these.  Better, they come in 5 different widths and colors and come in a cute little package that keeps them organized in your gym bag.  



My mom will roll her eyes at me putting this on here because she is SO the opposite of a designer perfume gal... but this scent is really worth the price.  Not only is the packaging beautiful, the scent is made up of a blend of jasmine, granny smith apples, blackcurrant, and a tiny hint of musk.  My best friend smelled it once and said "Oh yeah, if I could describe you in any scent this is definitely it." I guess I'll take that as a compliment? A little bit goes a long way, and it makes me feel a little more confident and luxe for a night out.  


I used to love getting my nails done, but got to the point where I couldn't justify the price every two weeks! I ended up getting this amazing starter kit and light and haven't looked back.  It comes with everything you need and step by step instructions.  I highly recommend buying a metal spoon edged cuticle pusher because it helps to remove gel in a way that it really gentle for your nails. This company also came out with a kit that can turn regular polish into gel polish, so check that out as well!


My friend gave me this palette as a gift, and I love using it for fun glam makeup styles.  The palette is toned heavy with purples and pinks but has amazing pigmented glitter shadows as well.  I love using warmer tones to offset my blue eyes and this really does it! The purple tones are also brilliant for green eyes, and the gold tones to bring out brown eyes. Side note, I have also accidentally dropped this palette numerous times with no shattered or broken squares so you can really tell the quality is awesome.  
Runner-up: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. 


Ever since I switched to using wireless headphones, I really cannot go back.  These are my favorite.  Waterproof and noise cancelling, these earbuds actually stay in my ears on the treadmill, have great bass, and don't have to be charged too often.  Easiest $20 I ever spent.


This is one of the two products I use for my skincare routine! I love using oil because I have extremely dry and sometimes problematic skin.  This oil is refreshing, extremely gentle, and smells amazing.  I like to use a dab before putting on my primer.  


Surviving Midwest winters means investing in a great pair of boots.  My recommendation every time is Timberlands.  They are extremely durable, weather resistant, and look great with jeans and leggings.  Better yet, you can absolutely destroy them and bring them back to life with just a scrub brush and dish soap.  (Looks like mine need a good cleaning sometime soon.)  The color of my pair is Gull Grey, but I have been eyeing the white and gold ones for awhile. 



This is a super cute gift idea for virtually any age!  I bought a bunch of film in bulk and took silly pictures of my friends and I all the way through college. I know have enough to cover an entire wall in mini polaroids.  I have always loved how film can capture authentic, timeless memories in a really unique way.  Also, I am a young millennial so I have no grasp of film being the only way to take a picture which is probably why I enjoy it so much.  I also love that these cameras come in really fun pastel colors. 


This phone case might be the best thing that has ever happened to me.  OK but seriously, I am never going back.  I hated having a seperate wallet and phone because it was too annoying to keep track of and it cluttered all of my bags.  This is made for people who don't want to carry a purse all of the time but don't want to hold a phone all night.  It has room for multiple cards, cash, and even keys.  The removable chain and wristlet attachments make it even more versatile. 

Happy shopping! 








          

'OK, Boomer' and the church

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By Allen T. Stanton

The phrase “OK, boomer,” entered the world, like all good memes, through the newest social media platforms. Inspired by a silly song, the phrase has become a shorthand quip Generation Z and Millennials use to express frustration with the perceived out-of-touch views of baby-boomers.

The quip took on new heights recently when a talk radio host, himself a “boomer,” called the phrase ageist and bigoted, equating it to using the N-word. The ridiculousness of that comparison aside, his comment attracted a decent amount of attention. The phrase, “OK, boomer,” once relegated to memes, now found itself being discussed in national publications, on major news networks, and even being used in New Zealand’s parliament.

A debate sprang up. Is it rude of Gen Z and Millennials — described as selfish, lazy, overly sensitive, and accused of killing all things from Applebee’s to department stores — to likewise denigrate their elders? Or, is it a harmless parody of a typical generational divides, a modern day version of the 1960’s “Don’t trust anyone over 30”?

I am both young (a firm member the Millennial generation) and look younger than I am. When I started my job at our small college, a colleague asked me if I was excited to begin my freshman year. Once, when I arrived to lead a continuing education event held in a larger church, the kind volunteer at the front desk informed me that the youth pastor was unavailable, but that I was welcome to schedule an appointment for another time.

By virtue of my job, I am almost always the youngest person in the room, often by several decades. I’ve lost track of the number of times that I’ve walked into a meeting only for someone to say, “Oh, I thought you’d be older.” Aside from the various quips about being and looking young, I’ve learned that in general I need to always overprepare before I make a suggestion or a proposal. Otherwise, my suggestions will be met with a “When you have more experience, you’ll understand why that won’t work.”

That dismissal is not uncommon. When we elected delegates this summer, all of the Annual Conference sessions that I attended had a moment where someone urged “experienced leadership.” Meanwhile, younger electors insisted that we needed “fresh perspectives.”

There is an unmistakable tension between generational leaders, and it flows deeper than the worship wars of the 1990s and early 2000s. Who gets to offer their voice? When does experience count as a positive, and when does it prevent us from recognizing what new thing can happen? When do we need a fresh perspective, and when does that perspective betray a deep naivete and a failure to think through implications?

My wife and I volunteer as the youth leaders at our church, which I always find refreshing. Despite working at a college, my day job has me interacting with students infrequently, almost never as part of my given responsibilities. My work interacts more with pastors and community leaders, frequently asking how best to adaptively lead our institutions in changing environments. My work with our youth group is a refreshing way to hear new perspectives, to see how our middle and high schoolers are conceiving of and living out their faith, absent the cynicism that frequently enters into the “adult meetings.”

A few weeks ago, we held Youth Sunday, where the youth group leads both of the worship services. They select the music, the themes, serve as liturgists, and occasionally even preach. This year, they selected the story David and Goliath as our theme, driven by the obvious lesson of a young David achieving a victory for all of his people, a victory that the older generations could not win.

Afterward, I was approached by an older member of the church, who lamented that those types of messages and themes were tiresome and frustrating. “It feels like everyone is saying to my generation, ‘Sit down, shut up, but keep funding everything.’”

To be fair, their opinion was the minority, and in fact the only complaint someone voiced to me. Yet, like most criticism, it was the one that really stuck with me, particularly as “OK, boomer” broke into a national conversation.

I do not think it’s true that younger generations want our senior colleagues to “sit down, and shut up,” as the lone complainer stated. There is, though, an earnest frustration that younger voices are not present in the conversation.

Conversations require a natural flow of listening, periods of silence where we take in other information, perspectives, challenge our own assumptions, and shape what happens next. Being the youngest person in the room has shown me that often, my age positions me in a place of being talked to, a perceived student waiting to be taught by someone with more years. I overprepare each proposal and recommendation precisely because I want to be seen as a peer rather than a student. My senior colleagues, I have noticed, are freer to offer off-the-cuff suggestions; their general experience affords them a louder and more substantial voice, regardless of their research, preparation, or even experience with the particular issue at hand.

At the same time, I am not naïve enough to think that my ideas are sufficient on their own. I lack the institutional and social memories that drive an organization. I am often unaware of the subtle nuances that dot meetings and decisions. I am under no illusion that fresh perspectives on their own are sufficient to build either a functioning movement or an institution.

There is a reason I seek out and speak with mentors who have more professional experience than I do. I learn from their experiences what I can do, what hasn’t been done, and what to avoid. The mentor relationships that I maintain are ones where my ideas are taken seriously, but questioned and sharpened. My mentors are people who push me to make my ideas into something, helping them take shape so that they can transform into something useful.

Those conversations require a certain amount of trust. My mentors must trust that I am competent in my role, trust that I have the best intentions for the institution in mind, and trust that I will ask for help when I need it. They need to know that I want to continue the good work that they have begun, which is generally why I select them as mentors.

Likewise, I trust that my mentors genuinely want to empower me to lead, that they will listen to my ideas, that they will ask important questions along the way so that I can better discern what I need to do, and that after considering their advice, they will support my efforts, joyful when it goes well, and helpful in figuring out how to be better when I fail.

The question in our church’s generational divide is not whether baby boomers should give up their leadership roles for lack of new ideas, or whether young adults have the experience to lead. Such reductive thinking does us no good. Rather, we should be exploring how to support those mentorships and relationships that support empowering the next generation to adapt and lead, share important institutional knowledge, and in turn learn from and utilize new insights and new ideas to help us engage our faith in the world.

We don’t need more lectures or dismissals about a lack of experience, and neither do we need to forget the institutional memories that have shaped our church. Adaptive leadership requires both the wisdom of experience and the insight of a fresh perspective. Both, after all, are vital for the future of the church. 


          

28 percent of millennials avoid hugging people with HIV

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HIV stigma, misinformation prevalent among young Americans Nearly 40 years since the first cases of what became known as AIDS were reported in the United States, a new study reveals stigma toward HIV-positive people is widespread among Americans too young to remember the early days of the epidemic – and the public education campaigns around the disease. More than a quarter of HIV-negative millennials have avoided hugging, talking to, or being friends with someone with the virus, and almost a third said they would prefer not to interact socially with someone with HIV, according to the study.…
          

NSO Pops and ‘Harry Potter’ combine for a unique movie night at the Kennedy Center

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Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon. With the entire franchise’s worth surpassing $25 billion, you’d be hard-pressed to meet anyone who hasn’t felt the impact of J.K. Rowling’s influential series. While Harry Potter has a special meaning for us elder Millennials who grew up with the books, last night’s showing of Harry Potter and the […]

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Sorpresa, i Millennial risparmiano per la pensione

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Secondo un recente sondaggio, i giovani italiani dedicano agli investimenti per la vita post-lavorativa una percentuale del proprio reddito superiore a quella della Generazione X e dei Baby boomer. Eppure, in Italia si risparmia di meno rispetto agli altri paesi. Ma allora quanto si dovrebbe accantonare?
          

Study Shows ‘Secret Santa’ Causes Too Much Anxiety For Some Working Millennials

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"Secret Santa" gift exchanges in the workplace causes anxiety for millennials who fear being viewed as "stingy" by their colleagues, a new report found.
          

Adrian è stato il più puro esempio di trash della tv italiana di tutti i tempi

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Era più o meno il 2009 quando cominciarono a trapelare le prime notizie relative a una serie animata ideata da Adriano Celentano, un vero e proprio anime italiano. Il sottoscritto, come altri all’epoca, era elettrizzato all’idea. Ma poi… L’antefatto Il Molleggiato, nell’arco degli anni precedenti, aveva condotto una serie di programmi di successo, quindi era […]

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La reazione dei passanti all’attentato del London Bridge fa sperare nell’umanità

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La cosa più positiva del precedente weekend di sangue è il dato umano. L’attentatore di Londra è stato steso da dei passanti. Si trovavano lì per caso mentre quel disturbato pugnalava la gente e minacciava di far saltare una finta cintura esplosiva. In quei pochi istanti che avranno avuto per valutare la situazione hanno optato […]

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Catalogo dei MILLENNIAL #59: Cristina Chiabotto. La tua enciclopedia dei millennial

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Chi è Cristina Chiabotto, da Miss Italia al debito da 2,5 milioni NOME Cristina Chiabotto LUOGO NASCITA Moncalieri (Torino) DATA NASCITA 15 settembre 1986 SETTORE Televisione NAZIONALITÀ Italiana MILLENNIAL FACTOR Narcisista Chi è «’Piacere, Cristina‘. È quello che dico ogni volta, che mi presento ad una persona. Immancabilmente mi sento rispondere ridendo: ‘Certo, so benissimo […]

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Dilemme di Lous, un testo trap per millennial resilienti

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Classe 1996, la cantante belga-ruandese-congolese Lous è l’ultima dei millennial. E se i suoi testi sono cattivi, forse è perché lei è davvero una sopravvissuta. Il singolo Dilemme di Lous and the Yakuza è secondo nella Viral 50 Italia di Spotify e nella Top 20 della classifica Shazam Italia. Canta il lingua francese e il suo sound cattura […]

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Black Friday, ovvero quando lo shopping compulsivo si impadronirà della tua mente

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Durante questo periodo black forse non si tiene nel dovuto conto del disturbo ossessivo compulsivo tipico dei millennial C’è un periodo dell’anno in cui pare sia lecito vedere tutto nero: Black Friday, black week e black hour. Andando un po’ controcorrente, Stefano Lagona, psicologo e psicoterapeuta specializzato nelle nuove dipendenze mette in guardia verso questa settimana (25 novembre-2 […]

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La serie tv Tales of the city e le lotte della comunità LGBT+ di San Francisco

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Tales of the city è la serie tv Netflix che racconta le lotte della comunità LGBT di San Francisco a partire dagli anni Cinquanta fino al presente. La storia della serie La serie è tratta da un romanzo di Armistead Maupin. La sua prima stagione è del 1993 e ha un titolo omonimo a quella […]

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I millennial si riconoscono dagli addobbi dell’albero di Natale

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Prima questione millennial a proposito di addobbi natalizi: scegliere un albero finto, fatto in Cina con l’odiata plastica, o quello vero, che condanna a morte una pianta viva? Il gran dilemma etico dei millennial attanaglia di ora in ora una miriade di coppie. Albero di Natale. hai detto Albero di Natale? Sì ma quale? E […]

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Perché il nuovo spot Alfa ha fatto infuriare i ciclisti integerrimi

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È una guerra impari, non la si può vincere. I ciclisti – mi riferisco soltanto a quelli fanatici – vedono il mondo in modo diverso, vedono un altro mondo. Si indignano, che fanno sempre un gran casino. La falange estremista dei ciclisti che rompe le palle sul web per lo spot di Alfa Romeo. Già, […]

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Catalogo dei MILLENNIAL #58: Paolo Giuliodori. La tua enciclopedia dei millennial

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Chi è Paolo Giuliodori, il grillino millennial che ha ribaltato la Meloni NOME Paolo Giuliodori LUOGO NASCITA Osimo (Ancona) DATA NASCITA 12 maggio 1989 SETTORE Politica NAZIONALITÀ Italiana MILLENNIAL FACTOR Sharing, Iperconnesso Chi è In politica, come nella vita, ci sono persone che pur primeggiando in quel che fanno amano mantenere un profilo basso. Personaggi […]

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Per un Black Friday intelligente: guida ai saldi sui libri

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Ormai da qualche anno anche in Italia c’è la frenesia del Black Friday (che quest’anno cadrà venerdì 29 novembre). E voi avete mai pensato di acquistare dei libri oltre ai soliti elettrodomestici e ai regali natalizi? Ecco i nostri consigli per risparmiare. Si dice sempre che i libri costano tanto ma in realtà quasi ogni […]

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Il lunedì è un termometro: se non ti piace, non ti piace la tua vita

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Una patologia comune dei nostri tempi è l’avversità al lunedì. Stuoli di contatti cominciano a inviarvi messaggi sprezzanti già alle 7 di mattine. Immagini tristi, incoraggiamenti ad affrontare la vita, esortazioni a non demordere…nonostante sia lunedì. Come se questo ormai fosse diventato il giorno peggiore della settimana. In molti soffrono di questa sindrome, ma in […]

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De allereerste UX Writing Awards: de opvallendste kleine copy van grote merken

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Van microcopy een megalomane awardshow maken. Dat was het idee van initiatiefnemer en no nonsense UX-writingbureau Mr Koreander. Een zaal vol energieke millennials stemde 28 november op ijzersterke, kleine copy van grote merken. UX-writing. Anders gezegd: schrijven voor een digitale gebruikerservaring. Probleemoplossende copy met een vleugje brand voice. Maar wat deze avond vooral bleek: er mag ook best gelachen worden om content. Liever met humor dan humeurig door de funnel.


          

Yuletide Millennial Spending

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Numerous articles out claiming that millennials lead all consumers in Christmas spending - including a willingness to add to their current debt load...
          

Letter: Homebuying not boomers vs. millennials but haves vs. have nots - The Mercury News

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Letter: Homebuying not boomers vs. millennials but haves vs. have nots  The Mercury News
          

Fifth Annual Advisor Authority Study Reveals Millennial Advisors Far More Likely than Boomer Advisors to Leverage Technology to Enhance Profitability and Attract Next Generation of Clients - Appalachian News-Express

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Fifth Annual Advisor Authority Study Reveals Millennial Advisors Far More Likely than Boomer Advisors to Leverage Technology to Enhance Profitability and Attract Next Generation of Clients  Appalachian News-Express
          

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Let’s remember Kayla Mueller, the millennial Christian who defied Jihadi John - Christian Post

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Meghan McCain Sasses Pete Davidson on 'The View': "How Millennial Are You?" - Decider

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Some Millennials say they plan on renting forever - HousingWire

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Saying 'OK Boomer' At Work Is Considered Age Discrimination – but Millennial Put-Downs are OK? - The National Interest Online

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Saying 'OK Boomer' At Work Is Considered Age Discrimination – but Millennial Put-Downs are OK?  The National Interest Online
          

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This Is How The Millennial Generation Was Shaped By Economic Crisis And Precarity  Bloomberg
          

What Makes Co-living A Popular Option For Migrating Millennials - Entrepreneur

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What Makes Co-living A Popular Option For Migrating Millennials  Entrepreneur
          

OK, Boomer! 5 Retirement Tips From Boomers (And Why Millennials Should Listen) - Forbes

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OK, Boomer! 5 Retirement Tips From Boomers (And Why Millennials Should Listen)  Forbes
          

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New Poll Finds Stigma Against HIV Still Persists Among Millennials | The Takeaway  WNYC Studios
          

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This Comedian Has Decoded Why Millennial Couples Are A Species In Their Own Right - ScoopWhoop

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This Comedian Has Decoded Why Millennial Couples Are A Species In Their Own Right  ScoopWhoop
          

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How Milwaukee compares in giving millennials the most bang for their buck: Slideshow  Milwaukee Business Journal
          

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This 27-year-old property administrator pays no rent and makes $38,000. Can she pay off her credit card debt and pursue her dream of becoming an actor?

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In our new Smart Money series, #MilliennialMoney, we ask people living in the Greater Toronto Area to record every penny they spend in a typical week. Then, using tips from a financial adviser, we challenge them to cut their spending the following week so they can save more. Will they fail or succeed?

As a property administrator making $38,000 a year, 27-year-old Annie believes that her regular lifestyle purchases — TTC fares to get to work, the occasional coffee — are things she can afford. It helps that she’s living with her parents in North York, which cuts her rental costs (to zero), and yes, her mom looks after the groceries.

“On a regular basis, after transportation, coffee, my next most frequent purchases would probably be alcohol or skin care and also marijuana,” she says. “But like that’s not a lot. That’s probably 60 bucks a month.”

Usually, Annie says she’s pretty good at packing lunches but during slow times, she might dive into a “second lunch” which means a walk over to Subway for a sandwich.

Annie’s biggest problem is dealing with debt. She owes a couple of thousand dollars on credit cards. The debt piles up as Annie pursues her dreams of becoming an actor. She takes at least two improv or acting classes a month. Classes start around $300.

“This is the only reason why I’m working,” she says, adding that the property administrator job is just a day-to-day grind to fund that passion.

Annie says she is open to a new job that would make it easier to fund her acting dream. But balancing her current role with acting classes doesn’t give her much time to fully engage in the search process — and that drives her away from it. “I have made attempts sparsely to apply for jobs, but nothing has come back.”

She’s also actively trying to push for better pay at her job without much success.

“Beyond the 40-plus hour work week, if I job-search, it’s at the expense of my time for my art,” she adds.

Annie is hoping that a financial expert can catch her blind spots in figuring out how she can save enough to fund her career in the arts.

The expert: Jason Heath, managing director at Objective Financial Partners Inc., lays down the advice for Annie.

> “I’m a coffee drinker myself, and I’m not going to critique Annie’s coffee spending. Saving a few bucks here and there on coffee won’t make or break her.”

> “The fall shopping trip is one consideration. Ideally, by shopping off- or late-season, you may get more bang for your retail buck. Whether it’s buying Halloween decorations in November or summer fashion in the fall, you benefit from deep discounts. The tough part is your selection may be limited, and your wardrobe may be a year behind.”

> “At $121 per month, Annie could benefit from a provider change for her cellphone plan. Discount brands like Koodo are significantly undercutting the flagship telco brands like Rogers, Bell and Telus. Their unlimited talk, text, and 4 GB data plan for $55 per month could cut her mobile costs in half.”

Result: Success! Spending in week 1: $451.31. Spending in week 2: $343.16.

What she thought: Annie said she found the advice very helpful for long-term goals, but not when it came to cutting her immediate week-over-week spend. “The advice provided a bigger umbrella, but didn’t go into immediate control.” She will, however, be taking Heath’s advice to try to save more on a monthly basis.

Take-aways: Cellphone plan changes. Paying $121 per month, Annie says she has a better idea of her next steps — finding a plan under $70 if possible to save an extra $50 or so a month.

As for fall clothing, she recognizes that shopping during sale season would help cut costs, but she believes she “only bought needs” to prep her for the fall/winter season.

Now it’s about working on her spending temptations, which is something Annie says she’s more aware of. “I do want the new Apple AirPods (which clock in around $200-something) but I think I can wait it out,” she says.

Are you a millennial living in Toronto or the GTA and need help with saving your money? Be a part of #MillennialMoney and email ekwong@thestar.ca

Digital design by Cameron Tulk.

Evelyn Kwong is a digital producer based in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @evystadium


          

Subramanian Swamy: Collapsing Economy Will Eclipse Ayodhya Gains For BJP

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BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy interacts with members of the media at Parliament House in New Delhi on December 17, 2015. 

In an interview with HuffPost India, Rajya Sabha lawmaker Subramanian Swamy said the poor state of India’s economy would offset the boost which the Ayodhya verdict has given the ruling-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader, 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under whose term the longest-running land dispute between Hindus and Muslims ended in victory for the Hindu parties. 

Swamy, who is known to publicly rebuke his own party, the BJP, and the Narendra Modi government,  completed his PhD in economics from Harvard University, where he was guided by two Nobel laureates Simon Kuznets and Paul Samuelson. He also taught economics at Harvard. 

The former Janata Party leader, who has served as a Union Minister under the Chandra Shekhar and Narasimha Rao governments, called out the Modi government on the economy not long after it first came to power in 2014, slamming moves like demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax

The 80-year-old lawmaker, who recently authored Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy, believes the economic situation is so bad that it would cost the BJP the Jharkhand and Delhi Assembly elections. 

“Unemployment will supersede every other thing including the Ram Mandir,” he said. “But Modi doesn’t listen. He listens to people who do not tell him the truth.”

Unemployment will supersede every other thing including the Ram Mandir.

Edited excerpts: 

A political science professor from Lucknow University that I spoke with said the Ayodhya verdict is “everything for the BJP.” What do you think it means for the BJP? Votes?

Votes, yes. The first principle of votes is that the voter must be mobilised. It is the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and the VHP (Vishva Hindu Parishadworkers that get the votes out. The BJP is now guaranteed an election machinery in a revitalised form for the elections. All they have to do is make speeches.

The general election is still four years away. Public memory fades pretty quickly. 

I will say that people are unhappy with the economic performance and think it’s not being taken seriously. We cannot see much tangible gains in the proportion of the time that Modi spends abroad in terms of results. This economy will have to be set right. Corruption has become a big issue in Jharkhand and this is going to affect us. The most honest and prominent senior minister Saryu Rai has been denied a ticket. The public does not understand this. If your plank is fighting corruption then you should be rewarding him, not penalising him. You might see us losing in Jharkhand and in Delhi. I don’t think the Ram wave will wipe that out. The worker will not be tomtoming it. 

The advantage of the Ayodhya verdict to the BJP will be offset by the poor economy? 

Yes, because we are now getting into the serious business of building the temple. So, there is no time for getting out on the streets, putting garlands, distributing sweets, organising rallies. The economy is the main thing. If you perform very well economically, it is not necessary you will win. Why? Well, Narasimha Rao was an example. Even (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee was an example. All the party workers sat at home and said ― okay, you have your “India Shining,” but you have done nothing for the Ram Janmabhoomi, we are sitting at home. But if the economy is so bad that a guy doesn’t know how to pay his child’s school fees or whether his bank is going to collapse. We have reached that stage of the economy. We are on the verge of a collapse. Some miracle can change that. Good policies could change that. But I don’t see any good policies coming. I’m saying it’s very hard, I’m not saying impossible, to reverse defeat in Delhi and Jharkhand ( Assembly elections). We have some time to fix Delhi if we put a good chief minister’s candidate. If the present governor of Assam (Jagdish Mukhi) is brought in as the chief ministerial candidate then we will win for sure. 

You might see us losing in Jharkhand and in Delhi. I don’t think the Ram wave will wipe that out.

To be clear, you are saying the advantage of the Ayodhya verdict would be offset by the poor state of the economy. 

It would be offset by the economy if it comes to mass unemployment. The consequence of banks folding up, the consequence of cutting down of shifts in a factory, all these will lead to layoffs. Lay-offs is unemployment. Unemployment will supersede every other thing including the Ram Mandir. 

You believe the BJP will see the fallout of the poor economy in Jharkhand and Delhi Assembly elections?

Yes. 

When we spoke in May, you said that you wanted to be Finance Minister in the next government. 

Yes.

You are publicly critical of your own party and PM Modi. Don’t you have to play the political game to get the position?

No. It’s not the political game. I believe the party committed in the 2014 election to three things: furthering Hindutva, fighting corruption, and developmental economics. There is no vikas taking place. I’ve been writing this since 2015, not now. We are heading for a tailspin and soon a crash. But Modi doesn’t listen. He listens to people who do not tell him the truth. All the people that he has given high positions to do not tell him the truth. 

We are heading for a tailspin and soon a crash. But Modi doesn’t listen.

It’s probably you saying these things that makes it hard for the PM to make you FM?

I should have been made in 2014. I wasn’t saying these things in 2014. Now, he doesn’t want me. He doesn’t want any minister to talk back to him, let alone in public, but in private cabinet meetings too. Which are the ministers that talk to him? I’m built this way. I had no problem working with Chandra Shekhar. I had no problem working with Narasimha Rao. I had no problem working with Morarji Desai, I had no problem working with Rajiv Gandhi and building a coalition government (Swamy is believed to have been instrumental in getting Rajiv Gandhi to support Chandra Shekhar for PM).  

He doesn’t want any minister to talk back to him, let alone in public, but in private cabinet meetings too.

What do you think of Nirmala Sitharaman as Finance Minister?

Same problem. She does not know any economics. If you see the press conferences, she is handing the mic to civil servants to answer.  What is the problem in the country today? Poor demand. Supply is not the problem. But what did she do? She relaxes taxes for corporates. Corporates are flushed with supply. They will just use it to write off their debts. That is what they have done. There is no improvement. You should abolish income tax instead so people can go out and spend. People cannot buy biscuits. Go and speak to Britannia

Three ways for getting the economy on the road to recovery. 

First way is to bring some cheer into the middle class. Abolish income tax. There is depression and pessimism in the middle class and they are a very powerful part… they have influence even through word of mouth. You will see dancing on the streets if that happens.  Second, say that small and medium-sized industries will not have to pay more than 6% interest rates on loans. At the same time, fixed deposit rates for savings should be raised to 9% from the present 6% of the rate of interest for taking loans. Third is that you print notes and start a massive public works program like roads, turnpikes, houses, that sort of thing. 

First way is to bring some cheer into the middle class.

In your book, you write that BJP should give an alternative ideological thrust to economic policy. What do you mean?

Our society was structured on the principle that the most learned and the least wealthy person should be called a Brahmin. Gyani and tyagi as they say. If you keep talking about profit maximisation, then you are back to the same one dimensional society of the United States and the western world. I would like everyone to be persuaded that money beyond their comfortable normal life should be given to philanthropy. Only then will we give you any status. But here it’s all become greed. Look at the money being spent on weddings. It’s absurd. People want to show off — my wedding was better than my neighbours. It’s in an appendix chapter where I’ve called it integral humanism. 

The small and medium-sized industries should be given the maximum assistance to stand on their feet. Low interest rates. Today, the internet rates are 14% to 15%. It’s cruel. They have already crumbled. Similarly, corporates should be told that if you build schools, hospitals, pay for the tuition of your employees children, they will be given tax exemptions. We should move away from government fixing goals to incentives. The market should function in a framework where no one can wipe others out. We should not let monopolies to develop through competition. 

Look at the money being spent on weddings. It’s absurd.

In the book, you write the PM relies on friends and ministers who do not tell him the truth about the economy. Why don’t they tell him?

Because he will sack them.

Have you tried telling him?

Why should I advise him when he is not ready to listen. The best thing I do is write a letter. I’ve not asked for an appointment from him for the past three and a half years.

You said the economy is on the verge of collapse. Why do you say that?

A trigger mechanism exists in every economy, and it takes just two banks to collapse, and many of them are on the verge of collapse. Someone recently asked me is my money safe in the bank? Many people ask me this question. It’s all subjective. Now, what if everyone goes to the banks and says give me my money. The bank can’t. Every time the bank takes one rupee, they lend out eight. They create eight new accounts of one rupee each. They collapse. That’s called a run on the bank. I can’t predict when that will happen.

The other thing that worries me is that everything is negative, but the stock market is going up. So, what’s happening? People are either bringing money from abroad through that corrupt mechanism called participatory notes, or they are not putting their money in the bank and in fixed deposits. They have been cheated in ponzi schemes, so they are putting in the stock market. The stock market is flushed with funds but the country is not.  Find out what the shortfall in GST is. GST is another crazy scheme which should never have been brought. The paperwork involved is unbelievable. 

The other thing that worries me is that everything is negative, but the stock market is going up.

The economy is suffering, but the government is also trying to conceal it. Journalist Somesh Jha of The Business Standard, for instance, reported that the government has tried to suppress data which showed that the unemployment figures were at an all time low. 

This is not Modi doing it. It started with (Arun) Jaitely. I’ve mentioned ‘spin’ several times in my book. All spin.

Another report says consumer spending has fallen to its lowest in the last four decades. Why is the government not making this public. 

Why not? When they think spin is all that works and media people comply. How many of you media people have called me to debate with a government spokesperson. By the way, my rebellion is a sign that BJP is a democratic party. Nobody in the Congress can do it. Why don’t you send me a copy of both reports. I’ll add a covering note and send them to the PM and ask are you aware of this. 

The issue is suppression of data… 

But the prime minister knows nothing about it. He is told wonderful growth rate. Do you know what the real growth rate today is? They are saying that it is coming down to 4.8%. I’m saying it is 1.5%. I’m an expert on index number theory, which is all about the prices on which you should calculate GDP. 

Are we calculating the GDP correctly?

No. Are we calculating the index numbers correctly? No. Why? Either we are ignorant or it makes us happy to see better figures. This atmospherics problem is what is hitting. 

This atmospherics problem is what is hitting.

How should we be calculating the GDP?

It’s a technical subject. When we took over the financial base year was 2003-2004. At present, it is  2011-12. If you bring it up and start evaluating at 2017-18 prices, without your doing any work, your growth rate will also go up, but so will also the pre-2011 data. But that you don’t publish. 

No, you say this year the growth rate is 7%. If you calculate at current prices, you can get it higher again. Prime Minister said $5 trillion by 2024. That means doubling in five years. Which means what growth rate? 14.4%.  Are you growing at 14.4%? And today, if you are going to go from your present target of $2.7 trillion to 5 trillion, you are at 18% growth rate. All these numbers are known to people, they are known to our economists also, but they are under pressure to produce pleasing data. 

What did you think of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman blaming millennials not buying cars for the slump in the auto industry?

It’s like a Tale of Two Cities reworked. 

But the Maruti chairman RC Bhargava said she had a point. 

He can say anything. It was a stupid thing for her to say. They must think people to be idiots that they would accept such a thing. All kinds of crazy things are being said. 

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