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Old 08-18-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I donít think any of my boomer friends would have much trouble placing The Netherlands on a map. It says more about the education level of the people at the table and their intellectual engagement in life.
I do look at them a little differently now
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Boomers were a set age: 1946-1964:

https://www.u-s-
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Think youíre right. I was born in 1945 and donít qualify as a Boomer. Is there some alternate generational label for an old geezer like me?
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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The principal and critical error of the boomer generation was in creating the following population wave.
I disagree.

The principal and critical error of the boomer generation was in creating the Welfare State.
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Think you’re right. I was born in 1945 and don’t qualify as a Boomer. Is there some alternate generational label for an old geezer like me?
You were pre-Boomer -- inbetweeners. In some ways that group turned out to be the early achievers and inspirers when you look at famous early rock groups and culture heroes. You guys had coattails that some others rode in on. The Boomers propelled some of them to star status.

Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Al Kooper, Richie Furie, Mike Bloomfield, Gladys Knight, Michele Phillips, Barry White, Tug McGraw, Leonard Peltier, Bill Clinton, Leonard Slatkin, Rita Coolidge, John Carlos, Carly Simon, Steve Martin, Van Morrison, Itzhak Perlman, Jose Feliciano, and Don McLean all were/are inbetweeners.
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:00 PM
 
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I’ve always read that the boomers were from 1954-1964.
Oops, I didn’t watch what I wrote, sorry — I meant 1945-1964.
I was born in 1951 and am definitely a Boomer.......(and probably why I make so many mistakes these days)
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I disagree.
The principal and critical error of the boomer generation was in creating the Welfare State.
I disagree.
The Welfare State was in place before the end of the Johnson administration.
That wasn't the boomers work the oldest of whom couldn't even vote until 1967 (46+21).
It still wasn't 'wrong' to have established most of the schemes though.

Then where was the problem? That absent the constantly climbing raw numbers,
almost all of whom constitute the bottom end, any system would be overwhelmed.
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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I disagree.

The principal and critical error of the boomer generation was in creating the Welfare State.

Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908. That's "Great Society". Bill Clinton was the first Boomer president. That's when the "temporary" with 5 year lifetime cap on cash assistance created TANF. To blame the Boomers for the welfare state is very revisionist history.
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Boomers were a set age: 1946-1964:

https://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h2061.html
I was born in '63 and never, ever felt like a boomer.

The more recent "generations" are much shorter than an 18 year span...I guess because things change so much faster now than they did.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:25 PM
 
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A grade ..for a generation??
How silly.
I'm a boomer and I don't give a hoot about no stinkin' 'grade'!
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:29 PM
 
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I was born in '63 and never, ever felt like a boomer.

The more recent "generations" are much shorter than an 18 year span...I guess because things change so much faster now than they did.
I can agree with this. The late boomers have little in common with early boomers. If you were born in '63, you would have known next to nothing about Woodstock, the concert that supposedly represents the baby boomer generation. You would probably identify more with Alex Keaton from Family Ties than Meathead from All in the Family.

I also disagree with the article where it stated something about the better buildings created by the boomers. As far as aesthetic beauty, I much prefer the architecture from 19th century or the art deco style than the boxy plain modernism styles created by Baby Boomer builders. I always thought the original World Trade Towers were rather ugly.
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