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This interview will make Leslie Knope cry - Vox
"In their new book Running From Office, political scientists Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox sift through new survey and interview data and find that millennials — or, depending on your browser extensions, "snake people" — loathe politics. They don't respect politicians. They don't want to run for office. They don't want to follow political news. They don't even want to talk with their friends about politics. Kids today would literally prefer to be a high school principal than a member of Congress."
politics  careers  generation  generational-analysis  value  public-service 
august 2015 by tsuomela
The generation game — Crooked Timber
"A combination of circumstances in the late 1950s and the 1960s created a generational moment for those who were young in that blissful false dawn. For that brief moment, the distinction between the young and the old seemed fundamentally important. Generational cliches took root and have become part of our culture, but they have outlived their usefulness. The winners and losers in a world of globalisation, attacks on the welfare state and resurgent market forces cannot be neatly parcelled into age groups, however often commentators on both sides of the debate attempt it."
generational-analysis  generation  history  culture  demography 
september 2012 by tsuomela
Lifecourse Associates: Home
"A publishing, speaking, and consulting company built on the generational discoveries of founding partners Neil Howe and William Strauss."
consulting  business  generational-analysis 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Silent Majority Millennials - By Connor Kilpatrick - The eXiled
"As much fun as it is to kick around the Boomers, we gotta move past it. Generational politics is a dead-end. Fuck it, someone slap the shit out of me if I ever say the word “Millennial’ after this. Because once we’ve set up this economic collapse as nothing more than generational warfare, we’re already lost–we’ve created a narrative which the wealthy can easily co-opt and spin for their own fiendish ends.

So keep your eyes on the prize, Millennials: it’s capitalism that’s the problem. Not the grey-hairs."
generational-analysis  generation  politics  argument  capitalism  social-security  propaganda 
april 2012 by tsuomela
National Journal Magazine - The Gray And The Brown: The Generational Mismatch
Although cultural disputes often generate the most heat, government budgets are likely to become the central point of conflict between younger minorities and older whites. At the state level, where governors are grappling with persistent deficits, the strains revolve around the choice between raising taxes or cutting spending. At the national level, Congress faces not only that familiar debate but also the competition between investing in education and other programs that benefit children, or spending on those that benefit seniors, primarily Medicare and Social Security.
politics  age  generation  generational-analysis  minorities  race  education  retirement  demography  population  future 
july 2010 by tsuomela
The Gradest Generation: Do Boomers Pass Or Fail? : NPR
Baby boomers — which the Census Bureau defines as the group of 78 million or so people born between 1946 and 1964 — are obsessed with grades.

They rank everything: best to worst, least to most, zero to 100, A to F. They grade movies, hotels, beef, municipal bonds and restaurants — for the quality of food, for speed of service, for cleanliness. They mark up school essays and driving tests and citizenship exams. After the release of the 1979 movie 10, starring boomer Bo Derek, men and women began appraising each other on a 1-to-10 scale. The first Zagat survey also appeared in the late 1970s, featuring diners' ratings of cafes and restaurants. Entertainment Weekly, launched in 1990 by Time Inc. (sidebar), grades movies, books, TV shows, video games and other pop culture items on an A-to-F scale.
baby-boomers  generational-analysis  opinion  grading  politics  art  history 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Op-Ed Columnist - Root Canal Politics - NYTimes.com
The meta-story behind the British election, the Greek meltdown and our own Tea Party is this: Our parents were “The Greatest Generation,” and they earned that title by making enormous sacrifices and investments to build us a world of abundance. My generation, “The Baby Boomers,” turned out to be what the writer Kurt Andersen called “The Grasshopper Generation.” We’ve eaten through all that abundance like hungry locusts.

Now we and our kids together need to become “The Regeneration” — one that raises incomes anew but in a way that is financially and ecologically sustainable. It will take a big adjustment.
economics  debt  government  budget  finance  opinion  politics  baby-boomers  generational-analysis 
may 2010 by tsuomela
How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America - The Atlantic (March 2010)
The Great Recession may be over, but this era of high joblessness is probably just beginning. Before it ends, it will likely change the life course and character of a generation of young adults. It will leave an indelible imprint on many blue-collar men. It could cripple marriage as an institution in many communities. It may already be plunging many inner cities into a despair not seen for decades. Ultimately, it is likely to warp our politics, our culture, and the character of our society for years to come.
economics  sociology  recession  effects  unemployment  income  money  jobs  generational-analysis  generation 
february 2010 by tsuomela
There’s Always A Generation Gap If You Know Where to Look - And For the Democrats Finding It Couldn’t Come Any Too Soon | NDN
But, as generational theorists, William Strauss and Neil Howe indicate, generational conflict, like the poor, is always with us. A deeper analysis of the Pew data suggests that what has changed is not so much the fact of generational conflict, but its tone. Young people and their elders may not shout at one another across the generation gap as they did four decades ago, but they still appear to differ in many ways.
politics  generational-analysis  youth  democrats  future 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Harmony Fills Generation Gap, Study Finds - CBS News
Young people, far from rejecting the values of their parents, seem to fault themselves for not living up to those standards. People under 30 tend to think older people have better moral values than they do, the poll said.
generational-analysis  generation  survey  values  attitude  american  1960s  youth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Forty Years After Woodstock, A Gentler Generation Gap - Pew Research Center
But this modern generation gap is a much more subdued affair than the one that raged in the 1960s, for relatively few Americans of any age see it as a source of conflict -- either in society at large or in their own families.
generational-analysis  generation  survey  values  american  attitude  1960s  youth 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Guest Post: “Why Everyone Younger Than You is Spoiled” Part II « A (Budding) Sociologist’s Commonplace Book
Jeff Lundy (Sociology PhD Candidate at UCSD and visiting scholar at Michigan) completes his discussion of the accounting errors that may partially explain why older people think the kids these days are so profligate.
sociology  generational-analysis  intergenerational  ethics 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Guest Post: “Why Everyone Younger Than You is Spoiled” « A (Budding) Sociologist’s Commonplace Book
I think younger generations are already well aware that older generations (particularly boomers) think we’re a bunch of slackers. In fact, I’ve gotten so tired of hearing this from my elders that I’ve spent some time contemplating why older generations think us younger generations are so spoiled.

While there are many things that must feed into this complex phenomenon, I think that a major culprit here is our elders’ amateur financial accounting. In fact, I’ve isolated four main issues with the economic accounting of older generations that I believe leads them to think of us youth as spoiled
generational-analysis  generation  economics  culture 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Economic Mobility Project: Ensuring the American Dream is kept alive
Pew's Economic Mobility Project (EMP) focuses public attention on economic mobility---the ability to move up or down the income ladder within a lifetime, or from one generation to the next.
economics  income  income-distribution  mobility  generational-analysis 
april 2009 by tsuomela
The Granddaddy State - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com
This language implies that the current generation borrows and future generations pay. But borrowing creates assets as well as liabilities — and future generations will inherit both. It’s the relationship between assets and liabilities that matters most.
generational-analysis  generation  debt  government  fiscal-policy  future 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Dana Blankenhorn: The 1897 Game: Who is Thomas E. Watson Now?
The point is that Bachmann represents a long-running strain in American political thought, one that reaches deep into our history. You may call her kooky, even mysterious and ookie. But she does have importance, and we will continue to hear from her, whether or not she continues in Congress.
populism  right-wing  conservative  history  generational-analysis 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Open the Future: The End of Long-Term Thinking
Jamais Cascio changes from long-term thinking to "multigenerational" thinking.
future  language  generation  generational-analysis  intergenerational  ethics  long-term 
march 2009 by tsuomela
It's Culture, Not Morality :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs
"Blum is arguing that the current approach of higher education to plagiarism is a shock and awe strategy — dazzle students with technology and make them afraid, very afraid, of what could happen to them.

But since there isn’t a Guantanamo Bay large enough for the population that plagiarizes, Blum wants higher education to embrace more of a hearts and minds strategy in which academics consider why their students turn in papers as they do, and the logic behind those choices."
academia  culture  plagiarism  morality  ethics  generational-analysis  generation 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Economic View - Social Changes, Not All Bad, Accompany Recessions - NYTimes.com
by Tyler Cowen. Some possible non-economic effects of recessions - less praise for wealth, better health, less risktaking by currently young generations. Plus links to a couple of academic papers for support.
psychology  economics  culture  perception  wealth  risk  long-term  generational-analysis 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Isabel Sawhill and Emily Monea for Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
Old News
It's time to tear up the intergenerational contract and construct public policy around the one core group of people for whom social investments really pay off: kids.
politics  generational-analysis 
august 2008 by tsuomela
CEPR - The Housing Crash and the Retirement Prospects of Late Baby Boomers
The projections show that the vast majority of families in these age cohorts will have little or no wealth by 2009 in any of these scenarios and that the cohorts just approaching retirement will have very little to support themselves in retirement other t
housing  generational-analysis  economics  aging  baby-boomers  gloom-and-doom  wealth 
july 2008 by tsuomela
slackonomics.com » READ THE INTRO!
The premise of Slackonomicsis that not since the Industrial
Revolution has a generation been so whipsawed by the econ-
omy, from McJobs to outsourcing, mind-boggling income in-
equality to two unprecedented back-to-back bubbles (with
more to come?).
generational-analysis  economics  entrepreneur 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Net Gen Nonsense
This blog is dedicated to debunking the myth of the net generation, particularly as it relates to learning, teaching and the use of technology.
online  culture  generational-analysis  myth  net-generation 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Generation Overwhelmed | The American Prospect
What happened is that it was buried in a mountain of other stories about the torture, murder, and blatant disregard for our civil liberties and environmental health. What happened is that none of us can psychologically survive if we pay too much attention
generation  history  culture  commentary  politics  60s  overload  activism  youth  generational-analysis  information-overload 
october 2007 by tsuomela

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