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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-05 02:21 PM
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The Greediest Generation ?
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Nick Kristof thinks so.. Do you agree with him? I do not. I see revolutionary changes during our times. Civil rights. Equal rights for women. Sexual taboos, lifted to a large degree. Many things for our generation to brag about. But, I do not disagree that there were a lot of things that did not turn out as we might have planned, but we mostly idealistic even at those times. I refuse to be painted as simply "greedy".


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/01/opinion/01kristof.htm... ?

As a baby boomer myself, I can be blunt: We boomers won't be remembered as the "Greatest Generation." Rather, we'll be scorned as the "Greediest Generation."

Our influence has been huge. When boomer blood raged with hormones, we staged the sexual revolution and popularized the Pill. Now, with those hormones fading, we've popularized Viagra.

As we've aged, age discrimination has become a basis for lawsuits, and the most litigated right has become the right to die. The hot issue of the moment is Social Security, and the newest entitlement program is a prescription drug benefit for the elderly.

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