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By Jurena B B Question:
How do Baby Boomers have such a terrible reputation and what has their
generation contributed to the U.S. culture today? ● ● I never quite understood the full reason why baby boomers are always talked
about so negatively. Why does everyone hate them? I wanted to better
understand the reasons behind all the hate.
You should care because they’re your grandparents or great grandparents
and they directly or indirectly through your parents affect you Thesis
Baby Boomers helped the economy to grow and
may have indirectly contributed to the social
norms of today. Primary sources
● Survey about the growth of families in mid 1940’s to mid 1950’s
● Paper written about Demographic shifts Coale, Ansley J.
"Introduction to" Demographic and Economic Change in Developed
Countries"." Demographic and Economic Change in Developed
Countries. Columbia University Press, 1960. 3-15. Primary Sources
● Baby Boomer diaries: child of the universe 1958- an autobiography
by Bonnie Bachman ● Interview with a Baby Boomer- youtube video
● My Grandma Secondary Sources
● A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers
Betrayed America by Bruce Cannon Gibney
In A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless
self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. A former partner in a leading venture capital firm, Gibney examines the
disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the
expense of future generations. Acting without empathy, prudence, or respect for facts--acting, in other words, as sociopaths--the Boomers turned American dynamism into
stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan fiasco. The Boomers have set a time bomb for the 2030s, when damage to Social Security, public
finances, and the environment will become catastrophic and possibly irreversible--and when, not coincidentally, Boomers will be dying off. Secondary Sources
● Grand Expectations: the United States 1945 to 1974 -speech by James T.
Patterson ● Industries that Could Be Booming as the Baby Boomers Age
oomers-age/ Secondary sources ● How will history remember baby boomers?
l-history-remember-baby-boomers/amp/ ● Renewing the Family: A History of the Baby Boomers by- Catherine
Bonvalet, Céline Clément, Jim Ogg ...
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