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Bump in U.S. Incomes Doesn’t Erase 50 Years of Pain - NYTimes.com
"in 1967, the median income at age 25 was $33,300; in 1983, it was $29,000. Twenty-five-year-olds did better during the 1990s, but then the slide returned. In 2011, the median income for 25-year-old men was less than $25,000"
economics  millenials 
yesterday by alexbecker
The generation game | Inside Story
Millennials, we are told, “reject traditional career paths” and care less about money than about fulfilment. Yet they’re also entitled, lazy and narcissistic. This might sound convincing enough on the basis of casual acquaintance with today’s young adults. But anyone who’s been watching generational analyses long enough will recognise that they are exactly the same traits imputed to the “slackers” of generation X when they were the same age, and before that to the baby boomers in the 1960s.

The most perfect illustration of this phenomenon comes in an article published by Forbes, the American business magazine, in which millennials are said to be “looking for adventure (and whatever comes their way).” Readers of a certain age will recognise this as a line from the Steppenwolf song “Born to Be Wild,” the biggest hit from the soundtrack of Easy Rider. Released in 1969, the film was an archetypal representation of the rebellion of youthful baby boomers against the constraints of middle-aged society.

Like that revealing example, most of what passes for a discussion of the merits or otherwise of particular generations is little more than a repetition of unchanging formulas: the laziness and immorality of the young, the rigidity and hypocrisy of the old, and the general boringness of the middle-aged.
society  generations  millenials  genx 
15 days ago by atbradley
Racism Is Everywhere, So Why Not Move South? - The New York Times
Nationally, almost 82,000 black millennials migrated south in 2014, according to an analysis of census data done independently by Artem Gulish, a senior analyst at the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown. Forty percent of these black transplants came from the Northeast, 37 percent from the Midwest and 23 percent from the West. Black millennials from abroad are more likely to settle in the South.
atlanta  millenials  race  racism  thesouth 
16 days ago by brendanmcfadden
Generations aren't really important (but class is) / Boing Boing
RT : "Generations" like are bullshit terms that don't matter. Social class, by contrast, matters a lot:
Millenials  from twitter
16 days ago by dscassel

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