Monday, June 22, 2009

Lowering the boom on the boomers

Carolyn Moynihan

A generation's self-indulgence has wrecked the family. Now it's time to clean up.
Ever since the baby boom generation first arrived on the world scene six decades ago, they have been the spoilt kids on the block. We (because I am one of them) were delivered in well-run maternity hospitals where our mothers could stay for a week if necessary, rather than being turned out after a day. Our families had subsidised housing if we needed it. Our early school years had perks like free apples and milk, and our free education extended right through university.

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