Friedman Column Highlights ‘Generational Theft’ Talks by Geoffrey Canada ’74 and Stanley Druckenmiller ’75 (New York Times)

President Barry Mills '72, educator Geoffrey Canada '74 and investor Stanley Druckenmiller '75 amid their discussion, “Generational Theft: How Entitlement Spending is Stealing Opportunity from America’s Youth,” May 7, 2013, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall.

President Barry Mills ’72, educator Geoffrey Canada ’74 and investor Stanley Druckenmiller ’75 amid their discussion, “Generational Theft: How Entitlement Spending is Stealing Opportunity from America’s Youth,” May 7, 2013, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall.

Amid the government shutdown crisis, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman writes of the importance of thinking long term and the repercussions that await today’s young people — a topic taken on by educator Geoffrey Canada ’74 and investor Stanley Druckenmiller ’75 in what Friedman describes as a “Mick Jagger-like college tour where they don’t sing, don’t dance, and just go through a set of charts showing young people how badly they’ll be hammered if our current taxes, growth rates, defense spending and entitlements stay where they are.”

The column mentions that the duo has brought their presentation to Bowdoin, as well as to Brown, Stanford, NYU and others. Read the piece in The New York Times and watch the discussion,“Generational Theft: How Entitlement Spending is Stealing Opportunity from America’s Youth,” that took place with President Mills May 7, 2013.

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