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“Sean McKeon was 11 years old when the 2008 financial crisis shot anxiety through his life in Hudson, Ohio. He remembers his father coming home stressed after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over the bank where he worked. A teacher asked classmates if their parents cut back that Christmas. They all said yes.
That unsettling time shaped the job plans he hatched in high school. “I needed to work really hard and find a career that’s recession-proof,” says Mr. McKeon, now 21. He set his sights on a Big Four accounting firm. He interned at EY in Cleveland and will become an auditor there after graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, next year.
About 17 million members of Generation Z are now adults and starting to enter the U.S. workforce, and employers haven’t seen a generation like this since the Great Depression. They came of age during recessions, financial crises, war, terror threats, school shootings and under the constant glare of technology and social media. The broad result is a scarred generation, cautious and hardened by economic and social turbulence.”
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“The repression of the Turkic Uighur Muslim community in western China [.] is a key part of Beijing’s new imperial policy. Only by understanding the dynamics of Chinese empire can one grasp this brutal campaign.”
Finally, the Left has a post-Truth politician of its own. Julia Salazar’s campaign was marked by frequent and sometimes outrageous untruths. That didn’t stop her from winning her NY State Senate bid.
The political party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is emblematic of the hawkish Israeli right, but there are some holdouts in its inner ranks. Here’s a look at the last two liberals in the Likud Party.
Netflix has completely revolutionized how Americans watch TV and movies – now it wants to be recognized by the academy. Here’s a look at Netflix’s quest to win “Best Picture.”
Millennials are less prosperous than their parents, but they might be better with money. The financial crisis was a setback, but it was also a formative experience and a lesson is risk management.
The effects of screen-time on human wellbeing may not be entirely known, but new data suggests that addictive games like Fortnite could be responsible for destroying marriages.
The NFL is back, which means that America is gearing up for more heated discussions about kneelers. Here’s how to discuss NFL protests with a bit of civility.
“Teachers and students love A People’s History of the United States. But it’s as limited—and closed-minded—as the textbooks it replaces.”
Your child is an artist and every crayon drawing he or she makes is certainly a masterpiece – still, child’s artwork does pose a storage problem. Here’s an argument in favor of tossing your kid’s drawings.
Massive corporations are controlling the food we eat – right down to the seeds used to grow our crops. When seed diversity falters, food security goes with it.
Fast fashion is notoriously hard on the environment, but perhaps it doesn't have to be. Scientists are hard at work creating sustainable, biodegradable fabrics.
“In our own time, we have no High Priest and no Temple. There is no perfect setting for our approach to God and we lack the Temple rituals which welded us together at this critical moment in our calendar.”