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Honey, did we bankrupt the kids?

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Should the Baby Boomers have constrained their material needs to guarantee Generation Y material comforts and a stress-free life?  The ‘jilted generation’ are outraged that they don’t have the privileges of previous generations. They complain they have inherited a world of dwindling resources and debt-driven austerity. Are we being overly pessimistic in assuming that an economic boom is something we’ll never see again? Is it a cop out to blame one generation for the troubles of the next? Being young today: very heaven or just plain hell?  It’s all on the table in this debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas.

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Fara said:

It’s striking that people who cop out and blame baby boomers are mostly baby boomers.