Policy and a Pint: The Looming Intergenerational War

Policy and a Pint
Steve Seel with guests Diane Tran and Chris Farrell. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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If we're to believe the wave of recent articles in magazines and newspapers, there's a new inter-generational conflict brewing. The Baby Boomers are sticking it to the Gen X-ers and Millennials: they ran up the debt and blew up the economy, yet they'll still get all the entitlements they expect as seniors - while the younger masses inherit the mess and a much bleaker personal future for themselves.

But is it really that simple? We investigated these questions at another edition of Policy and a Pint, presented by 89.3 The Current and The Citizens League on Monday, September 10th.

Steve Seel was joined by two special guests, economist Chris Farrell from MPR News and Diane Tran from the young professionals group Minnesota Rising, for "Policy and a Pint: The Looming Inter-generational War" at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.

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    Audience members at Policy and a Pint: The Coming Inter-generational War. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Steve Seel and guest Diane Tran of the young professionals group Minnesota Rising. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Visitors help themselves to food at our latest Policy and a Pint event. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Audience members at the Varsity Theater for Policy and a Pint: The Coming Inter-generational War. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The audience watches the discussion at Policy and a Pint: The Coming Inter-generational War. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Guests Diane Tran and Chris Farrell at Policy and a Pint: The Coming Inter-generational War. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Varsity Theater hosted our latest Policy and a Pint event. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Guests Diane Tran and Chris Farrell speak about differing generational perspectives on the economy and other issues. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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