Thursday, January 15, 2015

In the Millennials vs. Boomers battle, a case of blaming the victim

Millennials: A product of baby boomer missteps

By Meg Fry, NJBIZ
January 9, 2015 at 12:18 PM

What a way to throw down the gauntlet.

Round of applause for Ross Pomeroy and William Handke at Real Clear Politics for giving a hoot and calling it as they see it.

“For the first time in America’s history, an entire generation of her citizens are poorer, more indebted and less employed than the preceding generations,” they write.

And as lazy and narcissistic as the older generations may paint us, according to Pomeroy and Handke — and us young things over at NJBIZ, too — millennials are not to blame.

“This is a classic case of blaming the victim,” Pomeroy and Handke said.

Here comes the boom — you ready for it?

We’re a product of the Great Recession.

(Continued here.)

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