Derek Thompson

Sr Editor
The Atlantic

Derek Thompson is senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment industry. He also takes a close look at Millennials—the most educated yet most underemployed generation in modern history. What do they like to buy, wear, and drive? Why are they purchasing fewer houses and cars and rejecting older status symbols—and how does this affect the economy? He has also published extensively on the music industry, having written a high-profile cover piece for The Atlantic regarding music industry development.

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