Event: Why Millennials Aren't Listening to You, Tues., 8/26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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If you're in the D.C. area, come out to this Reason event tomorrow evening. Event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP.

Born between 1980 and 2000, the millennial generation dwarfs even the baby-boom generation in numbers and is already fundamentally remaking American politics, culture, and business.

Millennials are widely credited with handing Barack Obama a second term as president, with being socially tolerant and skeptical of government invasions of privacy and personal freedoms, and creating world-changing companies such as Facebook.

Millennials also display an admirable independent streak, with fully one-third refusing to identify as either Democrat or Republican. They are the politically unclaimed generation and how they define their relationship to power will define the next 50 years or more of American life.

The October issue of Reason is devoted to millennials and features articles discussing the rise of "the Hipster Capitalist," the increasingly desperate scramble among parties for the youth vote, the millennial fondness for dystopian fiction and movies such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, and the new language of politics spoken by today's post-partisan youth. This special issue of Reason follows the release of this summer's Reason-Rupe Poll of millennials that was widely discussed in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.

You're invited to join Reason.com's Nick Gillespie and Reason Foundation Polling Director Emily Ekins for a fast-paced, wide-ranging discussion about millennials, what they believe, and how libertarians interested in promoting "free minds and free markets" might best with today's younger generation.

Light snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served.

Tuesday, August 26
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reason DC HQ
1747 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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  1. It’s only fair, because I’m not listening to Millennials, either. Not with that beard.

  2. For that cover, I should cancel my subscription.

  3. Millennials are widely credited with handing Barack Obama a second term as president

    Doesn’t that pretty much contradict every part of this article?

    1. Yes. Yes, it does.

      Maybe the Millenials will “evolve” toward a more libertarian outlook, but based on their voting patterns so far, they are hardcore Total Statists by a 2:1 margin.

    2. No. Everything is relative. Look at who he was running against.

      1. Voting for incumbents and showing that your vote can be taking for granted?

  4. Like, millenials aren’t listening to me, because like, I don’t talk to kids who say ‘like’ way too much. That could be it. Well, ok, I have to talk to my daughter, but besides that, well that’s about the extent of my contact with millenials.

    how they define their relationship to power will define the next 50 years or more of American life.

    So we’re totally fucked, that’s what you’re saying, right?

    1. I’d wager there’s some discourse particle you use just as much as your daughter uses “like” and that it drove your parents just as crazy.

  5. Of course the millenials aren’t listening to us. After pestering them with non-stop polling for the last two months, they’re sending us to voice mail as soon as they see our number.

    1. Well, that and they can’t afford a good data plan on a barista salary.

      1. Not with all that college debt.

  6. Millennials also display an admirable independent streak, with fully one-third refusing to identify as either Democrat or Republican.

    As compared to what, for the genpop? Oh, 42? So these “independent” Millenials are actually more likely to be TEAM players?

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/166…..dents.aspx

    1. A HERETIC!!! BURN!!! BURN HIM!!!

  7. I used to laugh at those futurist drawings from the late 19th century that predicted what people in the 21st century would be like. They had ridiculous looking clothes and stylish beards. I guess they weren’t too far off after all.

  8. Dear Reason,

    Did you have to make the Millennial look like an utterly smug cunt?

    Sincerely,

    A Millennial.

    1. I think its projection.

  9. Hey Reason, can you please quit it with your weird fixation on “Millenials?”

    I don’t share your fascination with them or their alleged impact on . . . well, anything. Your use of the term “millennial” is ridiculously outsized when compared to their actual relevance.

    Thanks,
    KH

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