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In The Big Shift, Freedman bemoans the fact that the discussion about longer lives in America has been entirely about the staggering economic costs of a dramatically aging society when, in reality, most of the nation’s 78 million boomers are not getting old — at least not yet. The whole 60- to 80-year-old period is simply new territory, he writes, and the people in this period constitute a whole new phenomenon in the 21st century.
The Big Shiftis animated by a simple premise: that the challenge of transitioning to and making the most of this new stage — while deeply personal — is much more than an individual problem; it’s an urgent social imperative, one affecting all generations. By embracing this time as a unique period of life — and providing guidance, training, education and support to the millions who are in it — Freedman says that we can make a monument out of what so many think of as the leftover years. The result could be a windfall of talent that will carry us toward a new generation of solutions for growing problems in areas like education, the environment, and health care.
The New York Times, April 30, 2011
Calls The Big Shift an imaginative work with the potential to affect our individual lives and our collective future.”
The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2011
Says its an invaluable and inspiring read.”
USA Today, April 25, 2011
Hails Freedman as a natural storyteller, a deep researcher and a forward thinker.”
New York Journal of Books, June 2011
thorough, thoughtful, and exceptionally well written .Page One is a most encompassing volume on the issue of the future of journalism and newspapers Highly recommended."
- On Sale
- Apr 10, 2012
- Page Count
- 256 pages