Malcolm Harris Book Discussion: "Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials"

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Malcolm Harris will visit NDIAS seminar on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to discuss his recent book, "Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials," with NDIAS fellows and invited guests. 

As seating is limited, please contact Carolyn Sherman ( if you'd wish to attend to confirm space availability.

"Often stereotyped as lazy, narcissistic, entitled, and immature, Millennials are in fact the hardest working and most educated generation in American history. They have poured unprecedented amounts of time and money into preparing themselves for the twenty-first century workforce. Yet they are poorer, more medicated, and more precariously employed, and they have less of a social safety net, than their parents or even their grandparents.

Examining broad trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and more, Malcolm Harris shows us a generation conditioned from birth to treat their very selves and futures as human capital to be invested. But what happens when children raised as investments grow up? Why are young people paying such a high price to train themselves for a system that exploits them? How can Millennials change or transcend what's been made of them?"

Malcolm Harris is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia.

Excerpt from the book, published by Little, Brown, and Company (2017).