The Millennial-Baby Boomer conflict, while having, like all such conflict, much basis and justification in material reality and relative wealth. But is actually foundationally just another divide-and-rule tactic on the part of the Plutocracy, just like race, gender, religion, nationalism and regions. Or whether you eat a boiled egg thick end up or thin end up as Jonathan Swift satirized.
Anything to detract attention from just how much the top 1% (and top 0.1% etc.) earn and own wealth-wise relative to everyone else. You think the Millennial children of the top 1% are poor or not going to be very rich through inheritance? You think they have trouble getting into elite colleges, have big college debts, struggle to get high paying jobs/sinecure in the non-value Wall Street and other sectors, or worry about health insurance? Not the ones I know at least….apartments in Chicago or New York courtesy of parents and McKinsey style consultant jobs….You think the 1% got the Estate Tax abolished for nothing?
And don’t get me wrong, like the Greatest Generation, the Silent Generation, the Baby Boomer Generation, like the younger generations themselves, but with more time to do this, so less excuse. The Boomers despite a veneer of 60s progressivism, have shown themselves utterly unable to create a fair, value-add, sustainable economy that works for all ages and classes. I am not letting them off that hook. Nor am I letting the young off the hook of “where are your innovative ideas to run the economy differently?” And then win the political strategy battle to defeat the Plutocracy.
Critic sans solutions is a fine place to occupy at any age…and yes reflexively/practice-what-I-preach, I do have such ideas myself, writing an economics book with some difficulty with motivation/is there any audience. And my novels are riddled with such ideas.
But hey, ad hominem me: “OK boomer!”