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Re: Baby Boomers vs Millenials
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2018, 15:10:34 »
You should have seen the butthurt kids in my college courses were having over they way they were treated. Their lack of life experience was a shocking splash of water when they failed ect...

I think that's an every generation thing.

Back in 1981 I started law school as one of ten "older" folks out of a class of ninety. The other eighty were all young, idealistic puppies (and considering it was law school they were mostly altruistic capitalist with a sprinkling of rabid socialists). Either way, they had a universal lack of life experiences (other than undergraduate studies) and a high expectation that, as society's elite, the world owed them a living.

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Re: Baby Boomers vs Millenials
« Reply #76 on: April 01, 2018, 15:12:00 »
I think the Greeks mocked the Romans for being idealistic snow-flakes who figured the world owed them everything.
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Re: Baby Boomers vs Millenials
« Reply #77 on: April 01, 2018, 16:15:24 »
I think the Greeks mocked the Romans for being idealistic snow-flakes who figured the world owed them everything.

Mind you, it is easy to mock a defeated vassal state....
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Re: Baby Boomers vs Millenials
« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2018, 18:43:22 »
You're right and my stereotypical, generalized response that all millennials are lazy was wrong.

I think, the point you're making is the squeaky wheel gets the grease and publicity?

I think it's that and I think it's convenient for both right and left ideologies to take the extreme examples to push their own agenda's. Take the right wing coverage of the Ben Shapiro at UC Berkeley event. In reality, the protest was similar in size if not smaller than Yianoppolous' but got far more coverage which helped to push Shapiro's own narrative. The same can be said for the Charlottesville focus on Nazi's and or Antifa (dependent on your ideology).

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Re: Baby Boomers vs Millenials
« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2018, 20:00:57 »
We Boomers did not "pay our own way"; deficit spending was used to support new programs, and CPP is a prime example of a Ponzi program.  People complaining about deficits need to be clear about the important difference between cyclical deficits (eg. the 2008+ "economic plan" years) and systemic deficits (what we have now, as we had pre-1985/86).

There is no inherent reason the population must keep growing; adjustment to an aging and shrinking population is a temporary issue just as the boom itself was temporary.  Some people just think we have to have immigration to cover gaps because they either are incapable of working around a shrinking population or they have grown accustomed to living well without "paying their own way".  Canada's immigration policy tends to draw productive people; no-one asks whether the countries losing those people need them more than Canada does.  Our immigration policy is selfishness writ large; I'd really like to see it stop.
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Re: Baby Boomers vs Millenials
« Reply #80 on: April 02, 2018, 21:23:57 »
Canada's immigration policy tends to draw productive people; no-one asks whether the countries losing those people need them more than Canada does.  Our immigration policy is selfishness writ large; I'd really like to see it stop.

This.  It is an incredibly important insight.  I keep caveating my observations on immigration with the  statement "given the current global economy".  This is ultimately what needs to change, but in the meantime, you play the game you have at the edges of its existing rules...
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Re: Baby Boomers vs Millenials
« Reply #81 on: April 02, 2018, 21:48:40 »
I think the Greeks mocked the Romans for being idealistic snow-flakes who figured the world owed them everything.

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