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Things Are Good: The Young Adults Are More Than Alright

Baby Boomers are just like their parents – they complain about all the problems they think the youth are causing (as if it’s the youth fault the planet is experiencing irreversible climate change and the economy was maladjusted a few years back). The older generations often accuse younger people to be lazy and doing everything “wrong” – well, those Boomers couldn’t be more wrong. It turns out that young adults today are kinder, more ambitious, more caring, and are looking for more satisfying lives than their parents.

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett recently wrote a great piece on what it’s been like (Read more…)

the disgruntled democrat: Groundhog Day in Quebec: Another Boomer-Driven Lose-Lose Election

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.    (Max Planck)

The big problem with the latest Quebec general election is that once again the issues are centred upon a boomer centric conception of Quebec politics.

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Two mind sets that are dear (Read more…)

CuriosityCat: LIBOR Scandal: UK banker: “We’re clean, but we’re dirty-clean, rather than clean-clean.”

The banking system is reeling from admissions by senior bankers that they acted in concert with other bankers to fix the setting of the interbank interest rate (LIBOR), so as to make dishonest profits. The BBC is running a series of shows on the culture of corruption that crept into international banks over the years, resulting in dishonest and illegal price-fixing, and the loss of billions to innocent, law-abiding people. As far back as 2008, UK bankers were freely admittingthat they were rigging LIBOR: Around this time, according to the CFTC, a senior Barclays treasury manager informed the BBA (Read more…) . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: LIBOR Scandal: UK banker: “We’re clean, but we’re dirty-clean, rather than clean-clean.”

Boreal Citizen: The bumpy road to Boomer responsibility

Is there a Baby Boomer so dim in this land of rackets and swindles who thinks that he or she will escape the wrath of the Millennials rising? The developing story is so obvious that only an academic economist could fail to notice. – James Howard Kunstler, Democratic Underground

This was not my intended topic today. But when Dr. John Izzo’s TED talk — a Baby Boomer rallying cry — was released recently on-line, and highlighted via 350 or Bust, it quickly became a priority. (Scroll down to watch below.)

The Boomer generation both fascinates and irritates me

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350 or bust: It’s Not Working: A Wake Up Call For Baby Boomers

I was lucky enough to hear TEDx Vancouver when it was livestreamed in October. I knew then that I wanted to post Dr. John Izzo’s talk as soon as it was available on the internet; so here it is, The Defining Moment For A Generation-in-Waiting: A provocative and passionate public speaker and thought leader, Dr. [...]

The Ranting Canadian: CBC’s Peter Mansbridge coulda bin a contender: Salutin

CBC’s Peter Mansbridge coulda bin a contender: Salutin:

As a follow-up to my post about former fluff broadcaster and current fraud artist Mike Duffy, here is a link to a Rick Salutin column about the fluffy news reader Peter Mansbridge, and about the decline of CBC news in general. As a bonus, here is my own take on Mansbridge.

Peter Mansbridge: big voice, big disappointment

Over the past decade or so, TV news anchor Peter Mansbridge, of the tax-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), has become a shell of his former self. He may have been a serious reporter

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