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Baby Bust: The millennial presidential candidate

Episode Summary

Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend (Ind.) mayor, is running for president as a millennial alternative to older candidates as well as more of a centrist who wants to take on structural problems left by the boomers — but not in ways that send deficits and debt into the stratosphere.

Episode Notes

“You have a different sense of urgency around these issues if you’re expecting in your lifetime to be dealing with them personally,” Buttigieg said on the podcast. “So by 2054, when I get to the current age of the current president, the shape of the world then, both environmentally, economically and beyond, that’s not a theoretical question; it’s a personal one that I have to prepare for just as a human being.”