Millennials had the best answers to articles that says they should "work only longer"
Pretty much everything costs more now. I'm not just talking about inflation, I'm talking value.
Apparently, after this Politico article you are expected to work only longer, rather than, as you know, the laws to make sure the top 1% do not control even more of the wealth they already control.
The gut response of many people to the article was a simple one:
People did not buy the whole "suck it up" and "pull up your your bootstraps "argument.
Probably because the bootstraps are exorbitantly overpriced and you need to finance a pair that will bring you impossible interest rates that will keep you forever in economic slavery.
Affirmative. 75-year-old former Deputy Minister of Finance. They just want someone else (Millennials) to continue funding their ill-planned spending and retirement
– Catriona (@ CSARina88) June 7, 2018
The article reacted to the article with all sorts of dark jokes.
While others resolved the scribe's argument, in its essence.
"Everyone should change what he does, except for the idle rich ones"
– mike (@MikeOdenthal) 7 June, 2018
But then there were those who started to serve facts – and it is that Millennials, though ridiculously educated, knowledgeable and skilled, are underpaid compared to previous generations.
It does not matter that many basic tasks can be solved with computer automation. So you have people sitting in workplaces that can innovate and do mindless tasks.
For some reason, we live in an era of unprecedented automation combined with crazy layoffs (eg bullshit work). There is no need for millennials to do more work. We should work less. What has to be stopped is the redistribution of wealth to those already rich.
– jenesaiswha (@jenesaiswhha) June 7, 2018
] The fact that it is "normal" for students To be tens, and in some cases hundreds of thousands in dollars of debt for majors and professions that are no longer (inflation-adjusted) pay as crazy as one generation ago
Here's an analysis: Millennials are the most educated, but worst paid generation since 1980. The problem is not millennials – the problem is an economy where stagnant wages and huge student debt are sold as a cruel new normal. It is not normal and we have to change it. https://t.co/z1wGZrQH6K
– Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) June 7, 2018
Imagine the government stimulus to erase all student debt? It would cost about twice the annual defense spending, but then all the money would flow into the economy in the form of consumer liquidity. How about a one-time salvation for the people?
– Tim Giles (@TimGiles01) June 7, 2018
I mean, I've come across my fair share of defeatist millennials who do not hold to the fire and yearn for their dreams. But for those who are, there is no question that commercial advertising is against them today.
Analysis: Corporations and the wealthy hoard the benefits of productivity gains for the past 3 decades so now Millennials should fuck and work until they die.
– Mike Selhorn (@selhorn) June 7, 2018
And we already see the effect of it.
My mother is 68 and will not retire sometime soon; I am working 51 and am sure that I will croak at my desk. If we are not wealthy, we are all in the same boat.
– "Scorch the Earth" Moxie (@ShesGotMoxieLMH) June 7, 2018
My own father is 65 years old and now rushes only to a property that has owned his family for decades.
But that's just the way it goes now, I think!