Stuff have an article on Millennial’s vs Boomers and it is obscenely stupid.
It attempts to paint each generation out as blaming each other for the failings of each generation.
It is evidence of the utter lack of intellectual curiosity and why corporate media is the problem.
Let’s ask two simple questions, why is there a difference between Boomers and Millennials and why can’t corporate media see it?
The difference between Boomers and Millennials is painfully simple. Government.
Boomers grew up under Governments who saw the horror of World War 2. They saw what happened when unregulated capitalism boomed and busted. They saw that if there wasn’t a safety net then capitalism’s extremes pushed people towards Fascism or Communism. Boomer Governments subsidised their citizens lives from the cradle to the grave and the economy was turned to the developmental advantage of the people.
That’s why Boomers have houses and assets and a standard of living far higher than other generations because the Governments they lived under believed they had an obligation to provide that.
Millennial’s on the other hand lived under neoliberal Government’s who didn’t give a fuck. Who walked away from those obligations, who deregulated and allowed free market myths of individualism to replace social responsibilities. This has culminated in Millennial’s being debt slaves in an economic environment that gives them nothing.
The reason why corporate media like Stuff can’t even comprehend this basic explanation is because they are themselves the product of neoliberal mythology.
We have ideologically blind media answering questions they can’t see.