Monday, November 9, 2009

Generational Pie Fight

Entertaining article. Really pissy comments. Gawd, I love chaos.
Tyler Clark could write a book about all the ways baby boomers have left their size-16EEE economic footprint on the backs of subsequent generations.

In fact, that's exactly what the 28-year-old Web analyst hopes to do — aided by contributions from fellow Generation X'ers solicited through his blog and Twitter account.

As Clark's long-range project attests, the consequences of a bad economy — the burst housing bubble, decimated stock portfolios and a tight job market — can accentuate generational fault lines. Baby boomers get blamed for the greed and excess that set the country on this road. Older Americans question the commitment and expectations of younger generations. Meanwhile, those just entering the workforce trumpet their ability to adapt to the economic disorder wrought by their predecessors.

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