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The Clash Of Generations Is Here

Don’t know if you caught the Democratic debate the other night, which featured Bernie and Joe, who could be the grandfathers of some of the younger candidates that were on stage, but it also confirmed the arrival of what we have … Continue reading

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The Clash of Generations, Fed, China, And The S&P500

We begin the new week with the S&P500 up over 15 percent from the December 26th intraday low at 2346.58 and sitting right at the 100-day moving average (2710.88) and the key .618 Fibo retracement at 2713.88.    Last weekend … Continue reading

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The Clash Of Generations Cometh

You heard it here first, comrades! This is what millennials should actually be outraged about—paying into a system that will not exist when we retire and getting saddled with the debt run up by the boomers—instead of petty social justice … Continue reading

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The Clash of Generations Cometh

The Times They Are a-Changin’, Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don’t criticize What you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agein’ Please get outta’ the new one … Continue reading

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Real Pain in Spain

Youth unemployment (<25 years) running at 50 percent!   The stuff the “clash of generations” is made of.  It’s starting to feel the world is about three sparks away. (click here if video is observable)

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Clash of Generations: Young Adults Hit Hard

Take a look at the Pew Research Center’s study of the relative unemployment rates among various age groups in the United States.   Young adults have been hammered by the Great Recession. Isn’t this the generation that is going to … Continue reading

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Clash of Generations: A Discussion in Davos

We’ve posted several pieces on the coming war between the generations and even how the Occupy Wall Street and Arab Spring are more about intergenerational equity than anything else.   Here’s an interesting discussion from Davos for those who have … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street and the Nobel Peace Prize

Tomorrow’s announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize could give the OWS movement a mega shot of caffeine Red Bull (great pun!).    The Washington Post confirms our priors, Leading Nobel-guesser Kristian Berg Harpviken, the director of the Peace Research Institute in … Continue reading

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The Clash of Generations

Thomas Friedman is “connecting the dots” in his New York Times column piece over the weekend, The Clash of Generations.    The Global Macro Monitor posted a similar piece, Connecting the Dots: The Coming War Between Generations,  back in March. During … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots: The Coming War Between Generations

Almost everyday the newspaper headlines across the country warn of problems with local government budgets centered around public sector employee wages and benefits.  Today one read,  County Pension System Hits Tipping Point.  The other day it was how one city … Continue reading

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