Generation F’d

Millennials, like generations before them, have taken a lot of hits from their elders. But the truth is that their generation is doing pretty well considering they’ve been dealt some of the worst cards in American history. WaPo: The Unluckiest Generation. “Gray Kimbrough, an economist with American University … points out the oldest millennials, such as himself, lived through the 9/11 terrorist attacks and entered the labor market in the recession that hit around the same time. They spent their early years struggling to find work during a jobless recovery, only to be hit by the Great Recession and another jobless recovery. And, of course, yet another recession.” For some reason, this depiction makes me think of the end of the first Rocky movie. America: “Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” Millennials: “Don’t want one.”

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