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Have Baby Boomers ruined America?

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Stevicus, Jun 26, 2019.

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  1. The Greatest Generation

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  2. The Baby Boomers

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  3. Generation X

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  4. Millennials

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  5. No one is ruining America - America has never been better

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  6. The problem is not generational

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  7. I don't know what's going on

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  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
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    This is an interesting article I came across this morning: The Boomers Ruined Everything

    It points to increases in land-use rules, zoning laws, requirements of licensure for employment, and incarceration rates, among other things. It partially attributes these changes to the formal ending of segregation, which led to attempts on the part of many to seek out informal ways of segregation.

    The rules of licensure for occupations are also deemed problematic.

    The article also mentions that, even as educational costs are skyrocketing, the actual return on a college education has fallen flat.

    Another major issue which is pinned on the Boomers is the incarceration rate:

    And then, of course, there's the issue of debt. Over the course of their lifetimes, Boomers have incurred massive debts to fund their lavish lifestyle, while leaving it all to be paid for by future generations.

    So, what do you think? Are Baby Boomers to blame for this mess? Was it their parents' fault, the Greatest Generation?
     
  2. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    As Thomas Jefferson prophetically said in the 18th century, the Bankers will be responsible for the destruction of America.
    And this is valid also for Europe.
    So please...let's not blame one generation or the other.

    As for Italy, the baby boomers turned a poor agrarian country into the 5th world power.
     
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  3. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    I think ruined is too strong a word. Here in America we are all doing Ok, but the problems mentioned in the article are real. Its a complicated question. All the wars have something to do with it. The constant rain of end times prophecy books haven't helped and have distracted the boomers. Segregation is one of the most toxic past influences in the country, and that goes back much further than the boomers. Constant technological revolution has made everything very turbulent, too.
     
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  5. bobhikes

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    Being that this is a Democracy and each generation has the right to vote and most do not, it is the fault of every generation for the problems with United States. The complaints are not different they just keep getting progressively worse due to lack of interest by the general public. It seems each generation likes to sit back and complain but when it comes to working towards a solution they let others take care of it.
     
  6. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    All the troubles in the world are caused by the same thing they always have been.

    Greed, power, and control of land/resources.

    And this will continue for as long as humans are alive.
     
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  7. Stevicus

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    I remember George Carlin had some harsh words for the Boomers. Unlike previous generations, the Boomers were born into a booming economy, with a level of opulence and comfort never seen before. The same generation as the hippies, who considered themselves more enlightened and progressive, but they somehow compromised those high-minded beliefs they once held.

    I don't think it's really their fault, at least not as a generation.
     
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    My one word answer:
    Yes

    But a qualifier: that the roots of progressive ideology were in place, paused during WW2, and resumed with zeal afterwards. They were the first indoctrinated generation, with increasingly exclusive progressive beliefs. Many boomers have the conflict of the old still percolating in their minds.

    And as a disclaimer, I'm a boomer.
     
  9. Revoltingest

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    Every generation ruins things somehow.
    Some things improve.
    Others worsen.
    But we survive.
     
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    The greatest generation are the baby boomers. They are the Messiah's generation. Psalm 14:5. "There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous". His parents generation are lost and tenaciously joined to idols. Psalm 49:19. :He shall go to the generation of his fathers: they shall never see light".
     
  11. Estro Felino

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    I think what is intolerable is that social inequalities are the result of a vicious circle of debt and debt comes from usury.
    And banking institutions are legalized usurers.
     
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    Usury....
    In Ameristan, it's a term used by people who borrow recklessly.
    Interest rates are at historic lows.
    But some discover that borrowing $150K to get a degree in medieval
    feminist French paintings will only get them a job supersizing fries for
    plumbers & carpenters....people who do something useful for a living.

    A rule to live by....
    Don't borrow money which you cannot use well enuf to pay back.
     
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    Georgie is funny and makes interesting observations. He's a little bit sloppy sometimes with his information and I don't vouch for everything he says. He's an excellent critic. He's inspired a lot of talent with his shows. He doesn't pretend to be Mr. Clean and is a great critic of hypocrisy.

    I have a terrible, terrible time trying to remember how to spell hypocrisy. Its the 'I'.
     
  14. Estro Felino

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    What I meant us that the US owes a debt to someone. And that someone is bankers.
     
  15. Revoltingest

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    I don't begrudge them for owing them the money I borrowed, used, & profited from.
     
  16. Estro Felino

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    You know...the FED doesn't give the US government dollars for free, but in exchange for treasury bonds (with interests).
    If this passage was skipped, the US government would have the money for healthcare, university, etc
     
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    Free money, eh?
    I suspect that fiat currency wouldn't work out so well.
     
  18. Estro Felino

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    But speaking of the FLOTUS, there must be a reason why in Slovenia university is 100% free. ;)
     
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    Slovenia isn't building up reserves to invade & obliterate Iran.
     
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