Tonight on The Independents: Millennial Fever! Including an Interview With That Commie Rolling Stone Guy!

Kids nowadays! |||Friday night episodes of your favorite new cable
news television program, Fox Business Network’s The
, are organized around a theme, as opposed to
being ripped from the day’s headlines. Tonight’s is on a subject
familiar ’round these parts: That mixed-up, shook-up, no-hope
cohort of post-1980 humans known as

Are our nation’s younguns on the wrong end of generational
? Weekly
Assistant Editor Jim
says the math is terrible and the politics worse. Has the
postwar higher education system systematically undervalued
vocational tech, to the point that millions of
unskilled jobs
go unfilled, even during a recession? Dirty
Jobster Mike Rowe
breaks down the numbers. Meanwhile, discussing technology, 9/11,
gay marriage and more, are millennial panelists Andrew Kirell of Mediaite,
Jill Filipovic of
Feministe, Sebastian Rea
of Tribeca Film, and Josh
of Voices of Conservative Youth.

Why have I not seen this before? |||The main event may be a three-on-one interview
with Rolling Stone’s Jesse Myerson, author of a
controversial piece last week titled “Five
Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For
,” including
such gems as “Make Everything Owned By Everybody.” (Nick Gillespie

in these pages
called Myerson’s efforts “sad” and “incredibly
stupid.”) Highlights from the discussion include Kennedy trying to
redistribute Myerson’s tie, me trying to trade Myerson’s guaranteed
universal income for the abolition of the welfare state, and Kmele
Foster attempting to explain that “value” is subjective.

Finally, the show ends with a generational smackdown featuring
Fox Business Network host
Stuart Varney

For more details check out the show’s website,
which has a video
where you can watch various prior segments, and a
to help you see whether you get Fox Business Network. The
show will be rebroadcast over the weekend; check your local
listings. And the Twitter feed is @IndependentsFBN.

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