Coronavirus Deepens Millennials’ Feeling They Can’t Get a Break

One of the great aftershocks of the crisis will be its impact on the economic trajectory and political attitudes of people born in the 1980s and 90s

As plans emerge to reopen parts of the U.S. economy, a new WSJ/NBC News poll shows the majority of Americans think it will be a long time before the economy can return to normal. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo: G. Ronald Lopez/ZUMA Wire

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You walked into the worst recession since the Great Depression, which prevented you from moving onto the professional track you were promised. For a decade, you scratched and clawed to catch up, perhaps putting off getting married, buying a car, buying a house and having children along the way. By the beginning of this year, with the economy...