Confessions of an Old Man, How Millennials are Being Robbed
If you’re a millennial with an interest in economics or politics, Munir Moon’s Confessions of an Old Man, How Millennials are Being Robbed will be an enjoyable read. Exploring the ways that the baby boomer generation has robbed millennials of future economic stability, Moon uses in-depth research to quickly establish himself as an authority on the subject. Yet, his writing style is easy to read. Even someone with little to no background in economics will find it simple to follow along.
Sprinkled throughout the book are quotes, summaries, and key questions, helping to guide the reader through the data-driven material. In a chapter on healthcare, Moon primes the reader by asking, “Why are health-care costs continuing to go up at a much higher rate than inflation?”
The book piqued my interest when Moon began a lively discussion on student loans. Delving into the history of federal loans in higher education, Moon exposes the fact that keeping the government as a sole lender prohibits students from refinancing, thus allowing the government to keep sole control over the price of loans. Student loans are a huge source of frustration to nearly every millennial, and learning the history of how they came to be was both enlightening and frustrating. The truly delightful thing about this book is the fact that Moon does not stop at simply being informative. He offers frequent calls to action, encouraging Millennials to vote and take charge of their future in practical ways. Occasionally, the book strays away into what seems like tangents—pausing for a brief moment to talk about how women are treated in the medical system, for example, or explaining racial bigotry or inequality in the government. Yet, Moon finds a way to tie all these components back to the main point. The result is a book that is both challenging and informative.
Though Moon makes it clear that he’s writing this book for Millennials, it seems to be just as much geared for Baby Boomers and anyone seeking to learn a little more about our current political and economic state. Describing the array of challenges that have been set up for the Millennial generation, the book thoughtfully explores many aspects of our present-day system that have been affected by the decisions of the Baby Boomer generation. Anyone who is interested in learning a little more about economics, government, the environment, and the implications of the so-called “American Dream” is sure to enjoy Moon’s Confessions of an Old Man, How Millennials are Being Robbed.
|Page Count||152 pages|
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