Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials, Part Two




Last week, I posted Part One of my interview with Malcolm Harris. Here’s how I introduced it:

“The young people tagged as Millennials have been called entitled, lazy, narcissistic, snow flakes and so on—but are those stereotypes the real deal? In his book, Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials, author Malcolm Harris investigates the political and economic forces that are squeezing and shaping his generation. In so doing, he also reveals some of the unique features of this stage of late capitalism.”

Now you can hear Part Two of my eye-opening interview with Harris as broadcast yesterday on radio station WBAI 99.5 FM NYC. The first part of the interview covered the life of millennials up to college; in this week’s Part Two, Harris focuses on the world of work, and why all of us, millennials or not, are headed in the same direction.

Click on the grey triangle above to listen.

You can listen to Part One here.

2 thoughts on “Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials, Part Two

  1. Thx for posting this. The interview points up many different + pertinent points.

    Obviously, the forces of globalism have created a strong need for a college degree. Unfortunately, the cost of the degree has become inflated to the point that student debt is a problem. Also, the section on musicians being able to “self-promote” their art was fascinating.

    In addition…the other factors discussed were interesting too.

    • Glad this resonated with you, Perry. As someone older, it helped me get a better picture of what young people are facing today beyond the cliches. Thanks for commenting.

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