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New research shows most young people mistrust the economic system; analyzing the impact of Super Tuesday


Well, it’s official now. We are all freaking out about the coronavirus — and rightfully so. Consumers, employers, employees and markets are getting extremely nervous and trying to figure out what they should be doing next and, of course, not doing. The team from Align Public Strategies talks about the challenges to operators as they try to navigate increasingly dangerous waters.

A new study is out from the Pew Research Center that says the vast majority of young people — our employees in other words — think the economic system is rigged for the wealthy few. The team explores the question, “How can we be an ‘industry of opportunity’ if the vast majority of our workforce doesn’t see it the same way?”

Super Tuesday is over — and so are the candidacies of Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren. How will a two-man race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders impact operators and the stock market? The Align Public Strategies team talk about that and wraps up with the legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.

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