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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Young people and old people aren't competing for the same jobs anyway. Am I wrong?
    Yes, quite wrong. For instance, with dwindling tenure positions (which is another problem in and of itself), the few available are still being occupied by boomers and young academics are forced to adjunct or get out altogether.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Laying down and dying would be awesome, perfect in fact. There are simply too many of them. They're not only taking jobs from their children and grandchildren, their Social Security and Medicare benefits will be paid for by their descendants despite the fact that their descendants will make significantly less money because the Boomers are holding back their careers.
    LOL yeah.
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    Good article. I'd like it if the author was clearer that boomers are a cause rather than at fault. This can too easily be diminished to a generational "war cry," like Tilty mentioned.
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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    If it gets that bad, I'll move back to Montana. I can hunt, fish and chop firewood. I'll be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    If it gets that bad, I'll move back to Montana. I can hunt, fish and chop firewood. I'll be OK.
    Well hey there my post-apocalyptic boo.
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Well hey there my post-apocalyptic boo.
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    I can't decifer that sentence. Are you calling me 'boo'? lol
    I'm not kidding either! I can live off the land.

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    I don't think it's a generational war like the media narrative is trying to frame it as. Instead, I think it has more to do with technology making it so there is no longer a demand for full employment, and the failure of our leadership in addressing this reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
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    I can't decifer that sentence. Are you calling me 'boo'? lol
    I'm not kidding either! I can live off the land.
    LOL! Yes. Time for ye olde urban dictionary:

    "boo" Urban Word of the Day

    1. Boyfriend or girlfriend
    2. Word used to scare people
    ex 1. Can you handle me? If you can't you ain't gonna be my boo.?
    Your ability to live off the land is good news in the event of an apocalypse.
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