Join our Hedgeye Demography analyst Neil Howe on a monthly research odyssey, as we dive into the latest news that loomed largest on his radar screen the past month.
Last month we examined Xers’ finances during the pandemic, why market forecasters are doing so poorly, and voters’ opinions on Big Tech.
Here are my top insights from October 2021. Click the links below to view the full articles.
Demography Q&A (10/1)
Last month we hosted a live Q&A webcast. We answered questions regarding our annual Global Demography Review.
Xer Wealth Still Lags Way Behind (10/18)
According to Federal Reserve data, the net worth of Gen-X households jumped by 50% during the pandemic. As of Q2 2021, Generation X holds 28.6% of the nation’s wealth.
According to new polls, there’s broad support among voters for the federal government to curb the influence of Big Tech. Most Americans want stronger antitrust and data privacy laws.
In a recent global poll, 56% of 18- to 24-year-olds said they think having one to two drinks a day is “harmful.” Young people are the only age group in which more people consider drinking harmful than did not.
Why Nobody Knows Anything (10/04)
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Managing Director, Demography
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ABOUT NEIL HOWE
Neil Howe is a renowned authority on generations and social change in America. An acclaimed bestselling author and speaker, he is the nation's leading thinker on today's generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America's future.
A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He is a senior associate to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., where he helps direct the CSIS Global Aging Initiative.
Howe has written over a dozen books on generations, demographic change, and fiscal policy, many of them with William Strauss. Howe and Strauss' first book, Generations is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. Vice President Al Gore called it "the most stimulating book on American history that I have ever read" and sent a copy to every member of Congress. Newt Gingrich called it "an intellectual tour de force." Of their book, The Fourth Turning, The Boston Globe wrote, "If Howe and Strauss are right, they will take their place among the great American prophets."
Howe and Strauss originally coined the term "Millennial Generation" in 1991, and wrote the pioneering book on this generation, Millennials Rising. His work has been featured frequently in the media, including USA Today, CNN, the New York Times, and CBS' 60 Minutes.
Previously, with Peter G. Peterson, Howe co-authored On Borrowed Time, a pioneering call for budgetary reform and The Graying of the Great Powers with Richard Jackson.
Howe received his B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and later earned graduate degrees in economics and history from Yale University.