The Baby Boomer Generation

The Baby Boomer Generation – Something To Celebrate Or Lament?

Presenter: John Pope

August, 2018

“Baby boomers (also known as boomers) are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation and preceding Generation X….  Some define “baby boomers” as those born between 1946 and 1964.”  -Wikipedia

As a group, baby boomers were the wealthiest, most active, and most physically fit generation up to the era in which they arrived, and were amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time.

Our discussion will attempt to resolve whether boomers met these expectations, or failed to do so leaving the following generation with a worse condition.

“Baby boomers (also known as boomers) are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation and preceding Generation X….  Some define “baby boomers” as those born between 1946 and 1964.”  -Wikipedia

Interesting facts and stats about the Baby Boomer Generations: http://www.johnfdini.com/baby-boomer-facts

Canadian millenials have a reason to resent boomers:  https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/retirees-are-driving-up-prices-of-waterfront-cottages-in-canada

Canadian millenials have a NO reason to resent boomers:  https://www.marketwatch.com/story/boomers-and-upper-middle-class-to-america-we-didnt-start-the-fire-2018-07-25

Surprise!  Millennials are following their boomer parents and adopting suburban life:  https://atlantaagentmagazine.com/2018/07/23/millennials-baby-boomers-defy-assumed-market-trends/

Questions

Are people better off than they were in 1970?

Do millenials have a reason to resent boomers?

How did the boomer generation differ from other generations?

What effect did the ‘silent generation’ have on the boomers?

Can boomers be proud of their generation?

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