I think it's pretty clear at this point that most of the problems we are seeing today stem from decisions being made by the older generation in terms of legislation, voting and other political maneuvers.
1. Student loans. Thanks to the older generation, presidents and congress (whom belong to this generation) tuition has been allowed to be raised to unacceptably high prices, and standard consumer protections have been stripped from student loan borrowers, causing student loan debt to sky rocket past credit card debt. Despite efforts to make college more affordable, intense lobbying (and let's be honest, political cronyism on the part of lenders such as Sallie Mae) contributions to politicians and lobbying on the part of private colleges have made education completely unaffordable without student loan debt. The demand for skills, experience and knowledge in this digital age are at an all time high. So we stuck the millenials with student loan debt, without providing the corresponding investment in them.
2. Income inequality. There is a war against poverty in terms of legislation and what have you. Presdients pandering to the republican right by passing things predicated on expectations of personal responsibility have done nothing to combat crime, which studies will show have increased since Reagon and Bushes war on drugs (The war on drugs is possibly one of the worst ideas ever fathomed because it only leads to poor people committing violent drug related crimes. I admit they need to answer for their crimes, but why not be more proactive instead of being reactive?).
3. The allowance of large corporations like Wal-Mart to monopolize business thereby eliminating competition for small businesses which as we all know is CRUCIAL for captialism to work.
4. The Supreme court, the media and politicians distracting us by debating gay marraige and flags that resemble nothing more than symbolism instead of trying to tackle the real issues.
5. Job loss due to technology, globalizationa and outsourcing
Wrong. The GI Bill was a means to encourage millions to attend school, and it incentivized it by making it more affordable. The creation of Sallie Mae brought about suspicious activity among the colleges, lenders, guarontors and government. Various presidents decided to pull the plug on funding education throughout the years; the burden of the cost of education shifted from the department of education to the students.
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In the US maybe you're right, there was a sequence of bad leaders in that generation, but in other countries not always
Which is I suppose why the US is lacking in so many areas today
But also there are some global issues that the past generation at least failed to address, such as pollution and climate change as a result, income inequality on a global level or human trafficking, fast food...
Anyways, I'm pretty optimistic about this generation. Did you watch 21 jump st? Where they go back to high school and all the things that used to be lame, such ass caring about gay rights or the environment is suddenly cool. Well there's some truth to it
And we have something our parents didn't. The internet. Information travels faster, more independent and more reliable than ever. I know facebook likes won't turn themselves into food but still it's out there and people overwhelming care0
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