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Unburdening the Facebook Generation

The outcome of the UK’s Brexit referendum is but another reminder of a yawning generational divide that cuts across political affiliation, income levels, and race. Once again, young people have gotten the short end of the political stick – mainly because they couldn't be bothered to care about their own wellbeing.

LOS ANGELES – Once again, young people have gotten the short end of the political stick. The outcome of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum is but another reminder of a yawning generational divide that cuts across political affiliation, income levels, and race.

Almost 75% of UK voters aged 18-24 voted to “Remain” in the European Union, only to have “Leave” imposed on them by older voters. And this is just one of several ways in which millennials’ economic future, and that of their children, is being determined by others.

I am in my late fifties, and I worry that our generation in the advanced world will be remembered – to our shame and chagrin – as the one that lost the economic plot.

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