Boomer Backlash

September 14, 2008

America is in trouble. The decline of the dollar, climate change and the ugly math of Social Security and national debt are just a handful of the challenges facing the next generation. And who's to blame for the current mess? Baby Boomers - according to a growing movement, pitting one generation against the next. In this hour of To the Best of Knowledge, we'll take a look at Boomer Backlash. Are Boomers selfish and materialistic or iconoclasts who deserve gratitude?

  1. Jeff Gordinier on GenX & Boomer Backlash

    Jeff Gordinier tells Steve Paulson why his generation has the perfect qualities to improve the world they'll inherit from the Baby Boomers.

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  2. Leonard Steinhorn on "The Greater Generation"

    Leonard Steinhorn tells Jim Fleming that Boomer Bashing is the last acceptable prejudice in America, and that it's nothing new.

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  3. Lisa Chamberlain on Generational Economics

    Lisa Chamberlain is a Gen-X journalist and author.  She feels the economy has been an enormous influence on Generation X, turning them into innovators and free-thinkers who operate outside the status quo. 

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  4. Christopher Buckley on "Boomsday"

    Christopher Buckley talks with Steve Paulson about his novel "Boomsday," which posits a piece of runaway legislation providing tax incentives for Boomers who choose to commit suicide...sort of an updated "Modest Proposal."

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