Tag: Generation X

Baby Boomers Were Blasé About the Coronavirus? Why Did We Believe That?

By now you may have heard that baby boomers were slow to take seriously the spread of the coronavirus. On social media, exasperated millennials and members of Generation X have scolded their parents for not staying indoors during the outbreak. “In an unsettling reversal of my teenage years, I am now yelling at my parents […]

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Generational Warfare in a Pandemic

If you graduated college or high school at the nadir of the Great Recession and then had to cobble together a living in a decimated job market with ruinous amounts of student debt, odds are good that you’ve been objectively screwed yet again by a fresh economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. “Millennials […]

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Millennials, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing Their First Economic Crisis

The last time a serious economic downturn hit in 2008, Evan Schade was in high school and the crisis seemed like a news event that happened to other people. This time, as the coronavirus has brought the economy to its knees, it has become a personal affair. When nonessential businesses were closed last month in […]

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Young Adults Come to Grips With Coronavirus Health Risks

Until several days ago, some bars and restaurants were still packed with St. Patrick’s Day crowds. Beaches were full. And it seemed as though many young adults were slow to take steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “I kept hearing, ‘Eighty percent of cases are mild,’” said Christian Heuer, 32, of Los Angeles, […]

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Even With Student Loans, Millennials Are Managing to Save

Millennials are often labeled the poorest, most financially burdened generation in modern times. Many of them graduated from college into one of the worst labor markets the United States has ever seen, with a staggering load of student debt to boot. Beginning a career underemployed can depress earnings over a lifetime and delay milestones like […]

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