An interesting interview with Neil Howe in The Atlantic. I particularly like the last answer: Will Millennials become skeptical of government over time? HOWE: When they say they are pro-government, they don’t mean that they like what Congress is doing. It means they think there are great things that could be done to bring America [...]
This post on Cracked.com is both insightful and hilarious. It describes, with great accuracy, the reasons why , and view the Occupy movement very differently. It also gives some perspective on the “entitled” label often given to Millennials.
I have been thinking quite a bit about the “Arab Spring” recently. Back in 2007 our family spent three weeks traveling around Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria, the White Desert, Luxor and Hagarda) and we feel an affinity for the area because of our time there. Strauss and Howe have pointed out that the Arab world (and [...]
Although this recent article in the NY Times describes it as a collision between “Young and Old” I believe the Medicare debate is going to be about vs. . X’ers probably don’t expect to get much out of Social Security or Medicare (even though we will probably be the biggest contributors to the programs in [...]
The has recieved the guidance and support of older generations ( in particular) throughout their youth. It started with the “Baby on Board” stickers in Volvos everywhere in the early 80′s. It continued with Soccer Moms and loads of after-school activities. They have been coached, guided and supported in ways that are really unique to [...]
Eli Pariser recently spoke at TED about how social media, search sites and other online entities are creating “filter bubbles” that remove opposing views from users results. As a I agree that this is worrisome, but I wonder if will agree. The Millennial generation is much more willing to participate in group-think and less worried about [...]
This article in City Journal suggests that the characterization of as disengaged politically is not true. They cite a survey from National Conference on Citizenship (download the report in PDF format). It’s an interesting take on the civic attitude of generations. They have stats from their surveys showing that Generation X is just as likely [...]