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 [...]
This article in the NY Times is an apt description of the challenges we are facing because of our predominantly leadership: Washington War of Ideas Overshadows Need for Jobs – NYTimes.com I think we are still early on in the so this sort of bickering can still hold sway. The Boomers would still rather debate [...]
Martha Stewart (born 1941, making her part of the ) seems to be quite judgemental about . Listen to her comments about X’er Rachael Ray: And next about X’er Sarah Palin: I suppose the high moral ground that Martha occupies gives her right to judge her juniors. Her attitude seems more than Silent to me.
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 [...]