Generational Differences

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by Dragline » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:47 am

jennypenny wrote:Recent short interview with Howe. He talks about what Sanders and Trump have in common, how Xers are dealing with the economy by cutting costs and downsizing, and some investment tips at the end.
That was interesting -- I agree that demographic trends and trends toward inequality are very deflationary. This also helps answer there where are we going next query near the end of the Trump thread.

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by jennypenny » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:14 pm

Howe was on AOM's podcast last month. The first half is the same old stuff (although always interesting), but the second half touched on some good topics including gender roles and some prognosticating.

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by jennypenny » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:15 pm

New Howe video which includes a Fourth Turning explanation that might appeal to those of you who prefer stuff along the lines of RSA Animation to reading books ... The Fourth Turning: Why American 'Crisis' May Last Until 2030.

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by jacob » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:40 pm

jennypenny wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:15 pm
...those of you who prefer stuff along the lines of RSA Animation to reading books ...
Burn! :mrgreen:

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by enigmaT120 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:11 pm

I found the transcript but it was weird (scrolling) to read. Were there previous periods of reduced fertility? Just one of the things I noticed.


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Re: Generational Differences

Post by jennypenny » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:44 pm

New podcast with Neil Howe. Pretty good.

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by Dragline » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:43 pm

The reference to Tyler Cowen's "Complacent Class" was particularly interesting.

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by TheRedHare » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:54 pm

jennypenny wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:15 pm
New Howe video which includes a Fourth Turning explanation that might appeal to those of you who prefer stuff along the lines of RSA Animation to reading books ... The Fourth Turning: Why American 'Crisis' May Last Until 2030.
I've been reading and watching Howe, and have really enjoyed it! I definitely took some notes about the possible trends that might arise once my generation starts reaching adulthood. I'm curious, what sorts of trends do you guys see the millennial generation getting into in terms of housing, lifestyle and infrastructure? This also makes me realize that I should get out from under my rock and pay attention to what my generation is doing.

That being said, I tend to see my generation gearing more towards the mobile lifestyle. I say this meaning that we buy cheap but trendy clothing, live in apartments (and probably will for quite some time), our technology is centered around mobile devices and how technology is used in everything we do, we like competition that involves working as a team, and we like flashy things that create excitement.

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by wood » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:19 am

Things that come to mind

- Short attention span, things need to happen fast
- Use of strong words/language/visuals
- Stuff comes ready-made from the factory, so no one knows how a cow sounds and feels, how to make fire or how to build/fix a bike unless you're a specialist
- More specialists, fewer generalists because increased complexity
- The belief that technology will solve most of the challenges in our world
- Declining social skills because of digital communication?
- Cultural/geographical diversity, we oftentimes show more sympathy for a fellow human on a different continent than our next door neighbour
- Climate change seems to be a serious issue among the millennials
- (Status from) social capital more important than (status from) financial capital?
- Increased diversity in relationships and sexuality (gay/bi couples, multiple partners, more in touch/sync with friends than family)
- More sharing of resources (because we have to?)

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by jennypenny » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:41 pm

Dragline wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:43 pm
The reference to Tyler Cowen's "Complacent Class" was particularly interesting.
Have you read The Complacent Class? It's a fairly quick read if you haven't. I almost posted a review of it in the 'real Trump problem' thread.

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Re: Generational Differences

Post by Dragline » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:34 pm

No, but I've heard Cowen talk about it so much, I almost feel like I have. He had a podcast episode about it in March.


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Re: Generational Differences

Post by BRUTE » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:27 pm

Millennials know that using appropriate language invites rather than restricts productive conversation.
except those fascist assholes who voted for Trump, they are literally Hitler and need to have their heads bashed in with bats, because their mere presence triggers and therefore violates, almost rapes, brute.

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