Denial Is No Longer An Option

Posted by: eric on December 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm

The problems of today will not go away if we just sweep them under the rug and ignore them. They will only get worse. We cannot rely on those bound by special interests or protecting their turf to enact great changes and create a new order of justice and fairness. We need the unjaded youth, […]

Post -Ideological, Post-Partisan, Post-Political

Posted by: eric on December 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

Determined to find their own solutions to the major problems we face, and convinced that their unprecedented levels of education and technological prowess will enable them to do so, Generation We shares a social orientation that might best be described in terms of what they have left behind. Speaking in broad terms, Generation We is […]

For a Peaceful World

Posted by: eric on December 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Last night President Obama addressed the nation with a plan for a buildup of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  In his speech he said “our security is at stake” and used the speech to announce his intentions to add 30,000 troops to be deployed to Afghanistan.  This blog post is not so much to comment on […]

A Generation of Green Activist

Posted by: eric on November 30, 2009 at 11:58 am

Generation We is overwhelmingly pro-environment. Having grown up— unlike any previous generation—with the image on their computer monitors of Planet Earth as a precious, fragile blue sphere floating like an island of life in the darkness of space, the Millennials have a more profound environmental consciousness than earlier Americans. They can’t even remember a time […]

The Progressive Shift

Posted by: eric on November 25, 2009 at 2:46 am

The political attitudes of Generation We reveal a distinct pattern that is markedly different from that of their immediate predecessors, the Gen Xers—the most politically conservative cohort in American history. Thanks to their open-mindedness and their overwhelming embrace of the greater good, Generation We is developing strongly progressive views on a wide range of issues […]

The House Has Spoken

Posted by: eric on November 10, 2009 at 10:25 am

On Saturday November 7, 2009, just before midnight, the House of Representatives passed HR 3962, the Affordable Health Care For America Act on a bipartisan vote of 220-215. Congress has attempted to “fix” heath care for the last thirty years. The last big generation of political activists, the Baby Boomers of the 1960s, got some […]

Politically Engaged

Posted by: eric on November 3, 2009 at 10:11 am

Well, today is election day and there are several important races destined to be determined.  I have read several articles in various blogs and newspapers, raising the question of “where are the Millennials and will they vote?”   I fear ”disengaged” youth will be to blamed for election day turnout (or lack there of).  But what […]

Generation WE Around the World

Posted by: eric on October 29, 2009 at 4:08 pm

In the book I primarily focus on Millennials in the United States.  But we live in an increasingly interdependent world, and American Millennials themselves believe that they are called to work with their counterpart from other nations and continents. We cannot—and must not—ignore the important role that youth from around the world will play in […]

An Empowering Vision of the Future

Posted by: eric on October 26, 2009 at 1:04 pm

The urgent need to invest in our future is more than just another way of defining the Millennial agenda. It’s also a vitally important antidote to the onslaught of negativity, pessimism, and apocalyptic thinking that dominates the conservative, corporate media-especially on those rare occasions when they attempt to glimpse the future. There’s no doubt we […]

The Global Spread of Knowledge

Posted by: eric on October 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Generation We is acutely aware of the gradually spreading availability of higher education, both within the United States and around the world, and they view this as a trend with potentially enormous beneficial impact. It’s something they see at work in their own lives. In fact, many participants in our focus groups spoke with pride […]