The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America

Viking. Jan. 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780593489697. $30. POL SCI
In this book, Washington Post columnist Bump focuses on baby boomers, the generation born from 1946 to 1964. The book provides a detailed, well-researched assessment of the role baby boomers play in politics, economics, the health care system, and power shifts. The author compares baby boomers to other generations, which leads to some interesting tidbits. Highlights include that they are unlikely to be immigrants, more likely to live outside large cities, less likely to have a college degree, and usually more religious than later generations. The author also examines how generations overlap in perspectives and whether the rise of Gen Z will affect millennials’ jobs and capital opportunities.
VERDICT This title will likely be of high interest to scholars and those interested in social and behavioral sciences.
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