Part of the generational conflict between baby boomers and the silent generation played out on stage, according to Distinguished Fellow Blair Ruble. Boomers packed audiences to see themselves represented, and long-time patrons abandoned some theaters:
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Hundreds of baby boomers are taking classes at the University of Minnesota as part of its Senior Citizen Education Program — and all for just $10 per credit. “This is our opportunity to study those things we’ve spent a lifetime being curious about,” one student tells @kevtibs .
Older adults love to mock the “youth vote.” Well here’s a fact that’s been seriously underreported: According to the Pew Research Center, in the 2018 midterm last Nov, MORE Millennials/GenX/GenZers turned out to vote than ALL the Baby Boomers & elderly combined! Check this out:
I find this fascinating. A) Because it addresses a huge market.(Graying baby-boomers & the overweight!) B) Because it does so with thoughtfulness of design that is end-to-end; it comes with a tool to lift the device & the same tool serves as a shoehorn. Simply brilliant
Baby Boomers have reaped unending benefits from the past flourishing of the welfare stare, only to tell themselves they bootstrapped their own success and royally fuck my generation.
Baby boomers are leaving the workforce in big numbers, and retirement security in America is extremely shaky. An alarming 29% of households aged 55 and older have no retirement savings and no pension