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Generation X â those born in the 1960s up to the 1980s â is society's true squeezed middle: evolved from Douglas Coupland's angsty and indolent grunge counterculture to the banal mainstream. Moreover, according to the more excitable elements of the press, it represents a cohort yet to shake off its feckless, irresponsible youth, allowing a rot to set in at society's core. Following a dubious equation between parenthood and its bourgeois trappings (marriage, mortgage) and adulthood, such doom-mongers have taken to shaking a collective choppy finger and bewailing: "Behold, the Peter Pan Generation."
At 41, I am an example of such a phenomenon: single, childfree and mortgage-less. As it happens, I would rather not be dwelling in a mouldering, rented basement, but Tink and I are trotting along just fine. One does, however, become somewhat irked when the denouncers of Generation X issue from Boomer quarters, aka, the most economically cossetted, socially indulged, lotus-eating generation of all time. - The Guardian
Giant population boom after world war meant a giant wealth boom.
Out of that came the Me generation, who took everything they could and destroyed society in their wake with psychotic "altruistic" politics.
They've left you in a wasteland.
Who won WWII?