Interviewed in an article about the economic challenges faced by Millennials.
For members of Gen Z specifically, economic crisis hasn’t been a major part of their political coming of age, which means interest in a dual-economic framework likely won’t be part of their political future, said Simon Blanchard, a marketing professor at Georgetown University.
“It’s just not something Gen Z has had to care about in the past,” he said.
And while the 2008 financial crisis is so far the defining economic moment in millennials’ life, Gen Z doesn’t have a comparable event. The oldest Gen Z-ers would have been about 12 years old in 2008 — too young to really grasp how big economic events impact day-to-day life.