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Sunday, November 17, 2019

In an age where "ok boomer" is a rallying cry for young people fed up with older people who don't understand them, stereotypes abound of millennials spending money poorly. The big picture: Labor economist Teresa Ghilarducci tells Axios that millennials don't behave differently than prior generations -- they're just thrust into different circumstances.

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Bank on this falling on deaf ears.

It's easier to believe buying avocado toast is the reason as opposed to boomers handing their kids a world in poorer shape than they acquired.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-16 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Millennials were created by Gen X to get their revenge on the Boomers.

Phase 2: look out, the Zoomers are coming!

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-11-16 06:35 PM | Reply

The reason I posted this particular article is that it seems to reflect quite well what I find out when I talk with millennials.

We older people are judging them based upon the world we entered. However, the millennials have entered the messed up world we left to them, and they have to deal with that.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-16 07:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

- boomers handing their kids a world in poorer shape than they acquired.

When I was a small child my mom took me to Leonard Bros Dept Store in downtown Ft Worth. It was huge, later became Tandy/Radio Shack. At the entrance to the store there in the front foyer were two drinking fountains, each with a sign above it; one read White and the other read Black.

Schools were also segregated by race, and funded each much differently. Black men, women, and children were denigrated and discriminated against, legally, socially, economically, and culturally in ways that had been acceptable previously... until the boomers and some of their parents created a movement to change minds and wrote and passed legislation that changed most of that with the Civil Rights Act.

The same could be said for women who had back-alley coathanger abortions, seniors and children who died of disease and malnourishment, and gays who suffered as badly as anyone, most of which improved greatly with the Great Society Reforms.

Not to mention all the scientific accomplishments of the boomer gen, including the internet you use.

Now, I know it is a burden on their that boomers neglected to hand them a democratic and economic paradise where they wouldn't have to lift a finger to change anything themselves... oh, wait, they haven't really accomplished all that much anyway, have they?

I guess you could give them credit for Donald Trump.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-16 10:34 PM | Reply

@#4 ... Now, I know it is a burden on their that boomers neglected to hand them a democratic and economic paradise ...

Really?

That is what you are hanging your hat upon?

Yes, I agree that there have been social advances.

But also look at the Trump tax cut for the wealthy, and the yearly cost to future generations in paying back the debt the tax cut caused.

We are burdening our children with debt.

Did those children agree to accept and pay for that debt?

Children are messages we leave to a time we will never see.

What is the message we want to leave?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-16 11:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Now, I know it is a burden on their that boomers neglected to hand them a democratic and economic paradise where they wouldn't have to lift a finger to change anything themselves... oh, wait, they haven't really accomplished all that much anyway, have they?

#4 | Posted by Corky

OK, Boomer.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-17 01:08 AM | Reply

#4 | Posted by Corky

It's funny how you ignore the mountain of schit the Boomers are handing their kids because your bias won't let you see the whole, uncherry picked picture.

It's no wonder you guys always blather on about being a liberal while young and a "conservative" when old. It's the most concise description of your generation ever.

It's also telling you turn to an argumentum ad absurdum fallacy. You must have a really great, solid argument to make!

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-17 01:20 AM | Reply

Wow. Good article. Thanks for posting it, Lamp.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-17 01:48 AM | Reply

I think Corky meant to agree with the article in a sarcastic way??? I don't get it.

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-11-17 05:10 PM | Reply

Now, I know it is a burden on their that boomers neglected to hand them a democratic and economic paradise where they wouldn't have to lift a finger

Average cost of in state tuition 1985/86 - 8,604 in 2016/17 dollars
Average cost of in state tuition 2015/16 - 19,488 in 2016/17 dollars

Rent inflation has been .7% higher than overall inflation.

So they have to work harder for less than you did at that age but sure the lack of social protest is because they are lazy not because they are working 60 hours a week to keep up with college loans and rent.

Ok Boomer.

#10 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-11-17 06:00 PM | Reply

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- It's funny how you ignore the mountain of schit

It's funny how you continue to ignore the mountain of nothing as far as the accomplishments of your generation when it comes to any comparison to the accomplishments of past generations.

Get offa your ass and out into the streets, vote for intelligent progressive policy and not pie in the sky that frightens so many voters... and would never be passed into law anyway.

The economy from the late '40's to the late 70's was one of the most dynamic of our times, and it had high top level tax rates. You want to put the failures of the Reaganites on an entire gen... without noting all they accomplished prior to that.

Which even then wouldn't be too bad if you had a few accomplishments of your own gen.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-17 09:20 PM | Reply

- But also look at the Trump tax cut for the wealthy, and the yearly cost to future generations in paying back the debt the tax cut caused.

Yes, what a terrible thing for Boomers to do... oh, wait, that wasn't solely their fault; Trump got a lot of votes from most age groups.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-17 09:24 PM | Reply

"Average cost of in state tuition 1985/86 - 8,604 in 2016/17 dollars
Average cost of in state tuition 2015/16 - 19,488 in 2016/17 dollars
#10 | POSTED BY TAOWARRIOR "

Have you not yet noticed a patterns where every industry that the Libs take over eventually adopts an unsustainable model and collapses? The 'Education Business' is just the latest example. They have destroyed the pricing structure while delivering an ever worse product. Their solution is a bailout of their customers so they can continue their broken model as opposed to cost reduction.

We see it in the media as well - adopt a liberal model of having your sports reports get political, etc and the lose their audience and the place goes bankrupt.

You can apply this same exact comment to the public service and teachers unions - inflate pay and benefits and bankrupt the business. It really is a rinse and repeat process.

#13 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-18 12:21 AM | Reply

#13

I won't really argue your point but I will point out that while educators tend to lean liberal admins tend to lean conservative. Since the educators are not in charge of pricing that falls on the conservative admins.

Really though the reason isn't even that easy. There are a ton of factors in play including state funding, administrative overrun, tenure teachers, focus on research over education, sports spending etc.

#14 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-11-19 07:41 PM | Reply

I was reading a forum where someone was discussing how they spend $100 a month on a pay2play phone app.

Which brought me to thinking about smart phones and apps.

Never before has it been so easy to spend money. Amazon, eBay, grub hub, Uber eats, etc etc etc...

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-19 07:59 PM | Reply

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