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Old Posted Sep 8, 2019, 3:19 PM
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I think you might want to re-read the quote. It said, "the previous generation" and you misread it as "previous generations".

This is perhaps the first time in memory that a generation is not better off than the generation that preceded it. Technology and knowledge has been continually improving for several hundred years and the previous generation was able to get a decent paying job and establish a life simply by working hard and being a decent citizen (assuming that you weren't part of certain marginalized groups). That has since been eroded by the increased inequality caused by the neoliberalism of the 80s and 90s.
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