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Generation X

Nothing New: Gen X in a Retirement Bind

June 2, 2013

Yesterday I read an article from ABC News, saying that the Great Recession’s impact on Generation X’s pocket book will impact the rest of their lives, particularly in their retirement years, in a negative way. The Boomers will suck the system dry due to their sheer numbers, and the Millennials will shape a new system [...]

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Steven Crowder Defends Marriage

March 3, 2013

Steven Crowder recently got married and wrote a piece about the benefits of marriage aimed at those who keep bad-mouthing it.  In the article he lays out the top five reasons to embrace marriage:  more household income, avoiding the single-mom wealth gap, having more sex, being more productive in general, all while living longer.  Sounds [...]

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Gen X: Reality Doesn’t Bite

October 27, 2011

In a study just released by the University of Michigan’s “Longitudinal Study of American Youth”, Generation X is actually finding the adult world to be pretty cool.  The study entitled “Active, Balanced, and Happy“(pdf) indicates that Xers generally like their jobs and have a good work ethic, stay married longer than and have a more [...]

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What’s a Slacker to Do?

August 13, 2011

Every generation has some positive and negative characteristics they’re known for.  In my case, Gen Xers may be street savvy, pragmatic and shrewd (all useful social survival skills), but we can be a bunch of disinterested slackers too. Why not?  Our formative years in the ’70s and ’80s where those where childhood was an ideal, [...]

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A Back-Handed Gen X Compliment

October 28, 2010

Is there any other kind?  As a proud member of Generation X, it was neat to read this in Christopher Orlet’s article on the American Spectator blog today: My generation — Generation X — may not have lived through the Great Depression, defeated communism and fascism, and made America the greatest nation on earth, but [...]

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Gen Xers are Going to Church

August 28, 2010

Not all Gen Xers are slackers when it comes to religion anyway.  A new study finds that Gen Xers are more likely to be religiously engaged than Baby Boomers are.  While there are many reasons for this, the study marks a reversal of a trend away from organized religion.  Some attribute this to the “dynamic and [...]

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Millennials Yawn While Nation Slips

August 13, 2010

Here’s an article by Nicole Russell writing for the American Spectator that smacks Millennial’s* political apathy around a bit.  An under-30 crowd being more interested in trendy fluff than substantive issues that affect them is hardly news, but I love picking on Millennials, especially since they were all sorts of “hopey changey” in the 2008 [...]

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Glenn Beck on the Millennial “Me” Generation

October 28, 2009

Any chance I get to wreck on the Millennial Generation (depending on who you speak to, it’s those born between 1982 and 1999), is a chance that I’m going to take.  I don’t loathe them, but since I’ve been teaching them for nine years I know that not only are they one day going to [...]

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“Quarter-Life Crisis” Hits Young People

September 27, 2009

I am generally not a fan of the Millennial Generation (born c. 1982-1999) because they’ve mostly been coddled by their helicopter parents, they’ve had the bar lowered in regards to failing in school, and they expect success and rewards simply for showing up.  Their sense of entitlement is a little scary.  Glued to the Internet and feeling that [...]

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Movie Review — 9

September 12, 2009

From the moment I saw the first trailer for “9″ at Transformers 2 in June, I had a feeling I’d like this movie.  I wasn’t let down by anything but its short duration.  The digital animation was top-notch and the mood was always dark or impending.  The first cartoon movie I ever saw in the theaters [...]

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Top 10 List of Annoying Millennial Habits

March 27, 2009

Quin Hillyer from American Spectatorhas been spot on lately.  Here’s his latest piece ripping on the bad habits of Millennials and late X-ers (or as he calls them, the “under 30” crowd). I teach Millennials and laughed out loud most of the way down the page!  Millennials, as the “Baby Boom Echo” or ”Echo Boomers,” suffer from [...]

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VH1 ’80s Countdown Timesuck

April 26, 2008

I love them.  I hate them.  Despite the socio-political leanings of the music networks, I applaud VH1 for keeping pop culture over the last three decades alive for those who either don’t remember the formative years of Gen X or for those who just love to immerse themselves in the nostalgia.  I am mostly the latter (being a kid [...]

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