Boom! from The Economist

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The Economist

Boom! from The Economist

5.0/5

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Why are two old, unpopular men the main candidates for the world’s most demanding job? It’s the question John Prideaux, The Economist’s US editor, gets asked the most. And the answer lies in the peculiar politics of the baby boomers. Since 1992, every American president bar one has been a white man born in the 1940s. That run looks likely to span 36 years - not far off the age of the median American. This cohort was born with aces in their pockets. Their parents defeated Nazism and won the cold war. They hit the jobs market at an unmatch...


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Score: 5

Anya G Spence • Podcast Rex Jul 5, 2024

"The Economist strikes again...As the baby boomer rule comes to a close, the series also tries to answer what legacy we will be left with when the world moves on."

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