Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's that sound? Boomers, what's-a-happening?

Colby Cosh has written a hilarious article kicking the boomers when they're down, and just getting ready to retire.

It's along the lines of Stephen Colbert's impression of Baby Boomers: "Waaaa, I'm a Baby Boomer! I wanna pony!"

The defining characteristic of Baby Boomers is typically presented as the simple fact that there are so many of them. But think about that a minute. Regardless of how many post-war children were born, the following generations should be even bigger.

But they're not.

Which means that the truly defining characteristic of Baby Boomers is that they had so few offspring.

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