April 6, 2021

Did the Boomers Ruin America? A Debate.

By ‘The Ezra Klein Show’

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The conservative writer Helen Andrews and the liberal journalist Jill Filipovic discuss why millennials are so mad at their parents’ generation.

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  Jill Filipovic is a journalist, former lawyer and the author of “OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind,” a primarily economic critique of the boomer generation from the left. Helen Andrews is a senior editor at The American Conservative and author of “Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster,” a searing cultural critique of the boomers from the right.
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  Filipovic and Andrews, both of whom are millennials (as am I), agree that the boomers left our generation worse off; but they disagree on just about everything else, which makes this conversation all the more interesting. We discuss the value of generational analysis, the legacy of the sexual revolution, the impact of boomer economic policies, the decline of the nuclear family, the so-called millennial sex recession, the millennial affordability crisis, the impact of pornography, how much the critique of the boomers is really a critique of technological change and much more.
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  • Did the Boomers Ruin America? A Debate.
  • Opinion: Listen to ‘The Ezra Klein Show’

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  • Andrews, Helen (Journalist)
  • Baby Boomers
  • Filipovic, Jill
  • Millennial Generation
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  • United States
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