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A.Richard Allen
Baby Boomers
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Baby Boomers
Another interesting bit of copy (a rarity amongst much of my steady editorial stuff). This time it’s about Baby Boomers. The author of the piece (himself a BB) was bemoaning that his contemporaries- now today’s world leaders- are a whiny, touchy, self-absorbed, insecure lot who refuse to grow old gracefully. And they’ve made society in their image: all about instant gratification and everything overly regulated and signposted (this last point lost me a bit but we’ll allow the author to go a bit tangential). I don’t necessarily agree with the thrust of the piece but it was an absorbing bit of sociological riffing. The peripheral figures here are a bit ropily rendered (what can I say? it was an overnight deadline) but I quite like the expressions on a few of the Boomers.
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