Capitalism is an economic system in which older generations canabalize their young.
Source: Bachelors Degree Center
THE REAL REASON MILLENNIALS ARE STRUGGLING
“Kids These Days”
It’s a refrain as old as time, but is it based in reality?
SOUND FAMILIAR? EVERY NEW GENERATION IS DISPARAGED BY THE LAST
Baby Boomers (b. ~1946-1964)*
December 1979, Washington Post article: “A Sleeping Lion: The ‘Me Generation’ of Nonvoters”
“This rising generation feels ‘entitled’ to things”
“Their focus is themselves”
“They spend more readily for ‘me products’”
Generation X (b. ~1965-1980)*
July 1990, Time article: “Twentysomething”
“[T]heir attention span is as short as one zap of a TV dial”
“[T]he latest crop of adults wants to postpone growing up”
“…considered overly sensitive at best and lazy at worst”
And yet millennials (b. ~1981-1996)* have received even more negative attention than past generations. Why?
MILLENNIAL BASHING: A NATIONAL PASTIME
The Most Visible Generation
Social media: Millennials are the first generation to post their every thought and antic…
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