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A Generation of Sociopaths
A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America | Bruce Cannon Gibney
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"Sure to be controversial."--Fortune magazine What happens when a society is run by people who are anti-social? Welcome to Baby Boomer America. In A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. A former partner in a leading venture capital firm, Gibney examines the disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the expense of future generations. Acting without empathy, prudence, or respect for facts--acting, in other words, as sociopaths--the Boomers turned American dynamism into stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan fiasco. The Boomers have set a time bomb for the 2030s, when damage to Social Security, public finances, and the environment will become catastrophic and possibly irreversible--and when, not coincidentally, Boomers will be dying off. Gibney, whose 2011 essay "What Happened to the Future?" transfixed the investment world, argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the Boomers accountable and begin restoring America. Distilling deep research into a witty, colorful indictment of the Boomers and an urgent defense of the once-unquestioned value of society, A Generation of Sociopaths is poised to become one of the most controversial books of the year.
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🤔 I picked this up because I thought it might be young-in-cheek. Nope. Full on assault on the Boomer generation for problems in the US. A very well-researched volume into government, pension, insurance and societal issues that we face, good info about how we got here and ideas about how to correct course. But, the framework of laying all the blame in the lap of the boomers (which, I‘m not gonna lie, has some merit) takes away from his arguments.

Well-ReadNeck ... For me, because I had something else in mind when I picked this up, I did a lot of skimming. It‘s a pretty dense volume. #MountTBR 12mo
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