Young people might reasonably ask, if the U.S. is rewards that our economy produces, while the vast one of the most democratic countries in the world, majority of people see stagnant income and rising and the best we can do is to elect this President health care and housing costs. With each passing and Congress, why should I put any faith at all in year, one can feel the frustration building. governmentor in the U.S. as a nation, or democracy as a system? And what about residents Furthermore, Moody’s has estimated that state’s of other countries such as China, India, Russia, unfunded pension liabilities stand at $1.75 trillion. France, England, Brazil or Japan? In each case This is the difference between the promises made to there is ample reason for younger people to feel state public employees such as police and fire very disillusioned about their parents’ generation professionals, and the amount of money set aside to and the outcomes wrought by their current political meet those promises. A further liability exists in the system. area of public infrastructure, where many highways, roads and bridges were built generations ago and Disillusionment with the Economy and Intergenerational Bargains have not been kept up. The American Society of Civil Engineers graded our infrastructure a “D+” with a cost of $4.6 trillion to bring it up to a “B”. Today’s young people lost a lot of faith in our economic system during the last financial crisis. Together, these liabilities represent selfish behaviour Millions saw their parents lose their homes to by baby boomers and other older Americans at the foreclosure. Today homeownership is totally out of expense of today’s younger Americans. Without reach for many urban coastal residents. Because a knowing all the details, today’s teenagers and young variety of factors, a small group of elites seems to adults understand what has happened. Their future be receiving a disproportionate share of the has been mortgaged to support more consumption by their parents’ generation. ARE CRYPTOCURRENCIES A SCAM AND A BUBBLE, OR ARE THEY THE FUTURE?