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Have baby boomers ruined the UK economy?

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Have baby boomers ruined the UK economy?

Post by sickchip on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:29 pm

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It can be argued baby boomers have lived well beyond their means - free university education, housing bought cheap and then rewards reaped as prices were unreasonably and greedily inflated, retiring with state pension at 60/65.

Basically they've borrowed their lifestyles, homes, holidays, etc against their children's and grandchildren's futures.

The present younger generations now face stagnating and low wages, property prices way beyond the reach of most and thus forced into higher rents, no realistic chance of starting a family, debt if they want further education, limits on their welfare/support, dysfunctional living environments, inflation and cost of living increasing faster than wages thus causing further hardships, etc, etc.

Are the post war generations guilty of selfishness, and neglecting to safeguard a reasonable quality of life for the young of today and tomorrow?
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Re: Have baby boomers ruined the UK economy?

Post by Ivan on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:56 pm

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Re: Have baby boomers ruined the UK economy?

Post by Curious Cdn on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:54 pm

Are we running out of paper?
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Re: Have baby boomers ruined the UK economy?

Post by Ivan on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:15 pm

Are we running out of paper?
 
LOL. No big deal. It just makes it very complicated when trying to work out who said what! confused
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Re: Have baby boomers ruined the UK economy?

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:36 pm

Is it paranoia to imagine that someone is looking over your shoulder as you write?
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Re: Have baby boomers ruined the UK economy?

Post by Penderyn on Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:59 pm

sickchip wrote:It can be argued baby boomers have lived well beyond their means - free university education, housing bought cheap and then rewards reaped as prices were unreasonably and greedily inflated, retiring with state pension at 60/65.

Basically they've borrowed their lifestyles, homes, holidays, etc against their children's and grandchildren's futures.

The present younger generations now face stagnating and low wages, property prices way beyond the reach of most and thus forced into higher rents, no realistic chance of starting a family, debt if they want further education, limits on their welfare/support, dysfunctional living environments, inflation and cost of living increasing faster than wages thus causing further hardships, etc, etc.

Are the post war generations guilty of selfishness, and neglecting to safeguard a reasonable quality of life for the young of today and tomorrow?
And what measure of control, pray, has any generation of anything in capitalist dictatorships?
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