Or larger than it used to be?
Stiglitz On both sides of the Atlantic, young people's voting behavior has diverged sharply with that of their elders. And the reason is clear: Young people are voting in ways that are markedly different from their elders.
There are good reasons for this divide. The lives of both old and young, as they are now lived, are different.
Their pasts are different, and so are their prospects. The Cold War, for example, was over even before some were born and while others were still children. Words like socialism do not convey the meaning they once did.
If socialism means creating a society where shared concerns are not given short shrift — where people care about other people and the environment in which they live — so be it.
So the failure of those past experiments says nothing about the new ones. To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address. To continue reading, please log in or register now.
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^Yeah, while I do agree with a lot of the stuff that has been discussed on here, I am very close to a Japanese woman who has recently retrained as a care assistant, and I resent the comments which claim care work to be a last resort for the lowest skilled in society.
Mark, who is African American, was recently pulled over by the police.
When he asked why he was stopped, the officer did not say anything specifically and Mark did not think he was committing a violation. Mark suspects he was being profiled and pulled over for _____. Today, many do not.
As more women enter the labor market and spend longer hours there, the pay gap between men and women has lessened— shrinking by more than one-third in the past twenty years. African-Americans have also made progress, albeit over a longer time period. While the wage gap has diminished, it hasn’t disappeared.
. The enrollment gap between low-income families and high-income families is as high as it was three decades ago. Many hardworking students are priced out of pursuing and completing higher education—a fundamental component to upward mobility and opportunity in American society. Today, the generation gap has not disappeared, but it is shrinking in many families.
The old authoritarian approach to discipline? a starchy "Because I said so, that's why"? is giving way to a new egalitarianism and a "Come, let us reason together" attitude.