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  • Expect a Trump Baby Boom (Vanity)

    12/27/2016 11:54:30 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    I know three families planning to have another baby based on Trump's win and the bright future ahead now. That's just in my small circle of family and friends. People keeping jobs, getting jobs. Economy doing well. Optimism in America again. I'm expecting a TRUMP BABY BOOM Making America Great Again! Anyone else hearing similar stories?
  • Bloomberg Businessweek: “Europe’s Migrant Flood Brings Germany a Much-Needed Baby Boom”

    12/18/2016 10:28:01 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 17, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    It’s a happy image of racial harmony: Bloomberg Businessweek illustrates this story with a drawing of German and migrant babies, white and brown, all dressed in traditional German garb and happily playing together. It’s a sweet image, but how real is it? Is this a Baby Boom or invading force? Bloomberg doesn’t address that question, but on this issue it is really the only one that matters. Will the Muslim migrant babies grow up to accept German values? Or will they be taught from birth that Muslims are the “best of people, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is...
  • The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People

    06/21/2016 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05 March 2016 | Somini Sengupta
    AT no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided, with old people concentrated in rich countries and the young in not-so-rich countries. The parable of our time might well be: Mind your young, or they will trouble you in your old age. A fourth of humanity is now young (ages 10 to 24). The vast majority live in the developing world, according to the United Nations Population Fund. By and large, today’s global youth are more likely to be in school than their parents were; they are more connected to the world than any generation before...
  • Now You Can't Trust Anyone Over 60

    12/06/2013 12:20:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 6, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    A gift of days with the extended family stretching from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday inevitably invites reflection on the fields of folly where we find the rising generations at work and play. Youth, beautiful in its blossoming, arrives with predictable attitude, often illustrated by various piercings and tattoos. They're adolescents forever in search of a way to make the "meaningful" statement, as elusive as the maturity that lies ahead. Babies, naturally, are exempt from criticism, gurgling and sucking their thumbs, blissfully unaware that the Brobdingnags around them are blowing their inheritance on big-government deficits. But as the seniors say, leaving...
  • Study: Conservative baby boom will shift nation further right

    10/16/2013 5:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    A baby boom among conservatives could push the nation's politics further right in the coming decades, especially since liberals aren't having as many children, according to a new study of online dating habits of conservatives and liberals. The study featured in a Harvard University Shorenstein Center review of recent surveys released Tuesday on how political polarization of the nation is impacting Washington's budget talks is the first to challenge left-leaning pundits who have claimed that as the white population shrinks, the GOP will become marginalized. Instead, the study in the authoritative journal Political Behavior, conducted by scholars from Brown and...
  • The New Normal: Baby Boomer Tribal Communities - Obama's vision for your retirement

    11/19/2012 11:20:58 AM PST · by hope_dies_last · 28 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | September 17, 2012 | Craig Smith
    A generation of Americans who embraced communal living in the 1960s is again considering that concept and other ways to coexist as they near retirement. This time, they’ve traded peace signs for dollar signs. “By force of sheer volume, the (baby boomers) who in 1968 thought they would change the world by 2028 actually will,” said Andrew Carle, founding director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Over the next three decades, one in five U.S. citizens will turn 65 or older, Carle said. They’ll control more than half of the discretionary income,...
  • PICKET: Ryan's generation x-cellent

    08/11/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT · by paltz · 31 replies
    The Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 8/11/12 | Kerry Picket
    Born in 1970, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is the first generation X’er to be on a national ticket. Since the 1990’s my fellow generation Xer’s have been an often overlooked group of individuals compared to the older and much larger generation of baby boomers and the World War II generation. We’ve been called slackers, baby busters, cynical, skeptical, angry and indifferent among other descriptions. However, is this really the case now? Forty percent of generation X’ers are from families whose parents divorced. Many became known as “latch key children.” The Bergen County Record reported in 1995: More than...
  • As boomers wrinkle (The most troublesome age group still has some last fireworks up its sleeve)

    12/30/2010 7:08:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies · 17+ views
    The Economist ^ | 12/29/2010
    FROM the moment they entered the workforce in the 1960s, baby-boomers began to shape America’s economy and politics. They will do the same as they leave. The first of the estimated 78m Americans born between 1946 and 1964 turn 65 in 2011, the normal age for retirement. As their ranks swell in coming years, the burden of financing their retirement will mount. So will their electoral importance. Retiring boomers will squeeze the economy from two directions. The number of people enrolled in Medicare (federally funded health care, available from the age of 65) will grow from 47m in 2010 to...
  • Call Me Irresponsible?

    08/17/2010 11:01:47 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 17, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    While baby boomers are still the driving force that controls America’s cultural and spending habits, when it comes to preferred methods of communication, they are pathetically out of the loop. These days, phone calls are “out” and texting is “in,” which can create another area of tension between parents and their 18 to 34 year old millennial offspring, according to the Washington Post. Young people say it’s a control thing – but it’s more likely a new media thing. The view among those 18 to 34-year-olds in the Facebook and Twitter set is that making a phone call is invading...
  • Why More Immigrants Are an Answer to the Coming Boomer Entitlement Mess

    04/12/2010 1:10:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 105 replies · 1,743+ views
    LA Progressive ^ | 12 April 2010 | Robert Reich
    we boomers have a lot to be worried about because most of us plan to retire in a few years and Social Security and Medicare are on the way to going bust. I should know because I used to be a trustee of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Those of you who are younger than we early boomers have even more to be worried about because if those funds go bust they won’t be there when you’re ready to retire. It’s already starting to happen. This year Social Security will pay out more in benefits than it receives...
  • Older workers keeping young adults out of jobs

    04/07/2010 10:18:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 102 replies · 1,924+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/7/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    Young adults in the United States are being squeezed out of the labor force as older workers either delay retirement or seek jobs to rebuild nest eggs destroyed by the recession, a study showed on Wednesday. The size of the labor force fell 6.3 percent for young workers, but increased 8.5 percent for workers 55 years and older between December 2007 and January 2010, according to the study by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
  • 'Generation O' ("Obama Baby Boom")

    07/27/2009 8:20:49 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 25 replies · 1,172+ views
    the Washington Times ^ | 7/27/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Cara and Jamie Vernon have begun the "Obama baby boom " - a phenomenon the press predicted would begin nine months after President Obama was elected. It's a girl.
  • The Case for Depression, Part 3: Demographics

    07/21/2009 2:31:28 PM PDT · by arthurus · 12 replies · 641+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | july 20,2009 | Moses Kim
    It's no secret that different age groups have different spending patterns. Younger people are a drag on economic growth since they consume a great deal but don't produce. In other words, they exacerbate inflation since they increase demand and reduce supply for goods. On the other hand, middle aged people are high earners, producers, and spenders. They tend to moderate inflation and prop up asset prices. Peak spending occurs on average at age 48. Spending patterns resemble a bell curve, so beyond this age, spending tapers as people save for retirement.
  • This Boomer Isn't Going to Apologize

    06/19/2009 10:46:38 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 56 replies · 1,743+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JUNE 19, 2009 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Last weekend I attended my niece's high-school graduation from an upscale prep school in Washington, D.C. These are supposed to be events filled with joy, optimism and anticipation of great achievements. But nearly all the kids who stepped to the podium dutifully moaned about how terrified they are of America's future -- yes, even though Barack Obama, whom they all worship and adore, has brought "change they can believe in." A federal judge gave the commencement address and proceeded to denounce the sorry state of the nation that will be handed off to them. The enemy, he said, is the...
  • Sex Ed Is Failing In America

    03/19/2009 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Petro · 21 replies · 732+ views
    Obviously, the progressive viewpoint of providing sex education in our schools and the movement towards handing out birth control isn't working. And why should it? We've got an educational system in this country that can't teach the basics of reading and math, and somehow, we expect that same system to do a good job in teaching sex ed?
  • In Obama, many see an end to the baby boomer era (Barf Alert!)

    01/12/2009 9:56:37 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 71 replies · 1,301+ views
    NEW YORK-When George W. Bush lifts off in his helicopter on Inauguration Day, leaving Washington to make way for Barack Obama, he may not be the only thing disappearing on the horizon. To a number of social analysts, historians, bloggers and ordinary Americans, Jan.20 will symbolize the passing of an entire generation: the baby boomer years.
  • Britain's generous welfare system 'has created benefits baby boom'

    12/22/2008 8:38:42 AM PST · by libh8er · 27 replies · 1,035+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 22, 2008 | Steve Doughty
    Increases in social security benefits has produced a baby boom among poor families, Government-sponsored research showed today. Tax credits and big increases in means-tested state payments have resulted in 45,000 extra babies a year - around one in 15 of all children born. And it found that young women with the least education stopped using contraception after the benefits were pushed up because they were trying to get pregnant. The findings mean that Gordon Brown's benefit reforms now stand alongside immigration as the main reason why the number of babies born in Britain is going up. They also signal that...
  • US on verge of another Baby Boom?

    07/19/2008 4:17:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies · 334+ views
    New York, July 18 (PTI) More babies were born in the United States last year than any other year in history, pointing to a potential start of a new baby boom like the one that followed World War II. A record number of 4,315,000 babies were born in the US last year, nearly the double of those born a century ago, the National Centre for Health Statistics said. "It's a record, and it's a particularly interesting record because the year it beats is 1957, which was the height of the baby boom," Robert Engelman, author of "More: Population, Nature and...
  • Military bases see a baby boom

    07/25/2007 12:46:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 762+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/07 | Kristan M. Hall - ap
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Army Spc. John Luckey and his wife, Kerry, already had five children and no plans for more when he came home from a year's duty in Iraq. But there was romance in the California air when the entire family went on a vacation to see the giant redwoods. Nine months later, Kerry Luckey gave birth to a daughter, EmLee Rae. Apparently many military couples at Fort Campbell celebrated like the Luckeys when about 20,000 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division came home last fall, because the military hospital here is now seeing a baby boom. The...
  • Nine months on, World Cup scorers spark German baby boom

    04/29/2007 9:49:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies · 868+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday, April 28, 2007 | Kate Connolly
    German politicians have been trying to improve the nation's flagging birthrate for years. The answer, it seems, lies not in childcare subsidies or school places but in a successfully staged World Cup, with a bit of good weather thrown in. Nine months after the Uefa World Cup it is German midwives who are having to be on the ball as the country celebrates an unprecedented baby boom, being attributed to the euphoria of last summer, when the team performed well and the nation basked in a successful tournament. A survey by Die Zeit shows that in some parts the birthrate...