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    Baby boomer payback

    Call it karma or whatever but the payback for being in the privileged "babyboom" generation is now starkly clear. Over 95% of those dying of covid 19 belong to that generation. So to save the economy and keep death rate down the answer is simple. Apply isolating principles to the boomers and let the rest of society get back to normal. For families living in multigenerational homes they will have to work it out for themselves.
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    What years were the baby boom please?

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    I would go with that but expect the younger generation to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus by still observing the rules, whatever they were, such as distancing, no mass gatherings etc.

    I have little confidence in that happening, they would just be happy we were locked away and unable to spend their inheritance.
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    What years were the baby boom please?


    The generation is generally defined as people born from 1946 and 1964, during the post–World War II baby boom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Mole View Post
    The generation is generally defined as people born from 1946 and 1964, during the post–World War II baby boom.
    Bugger. I'm under threat. 1962

    Oh well. Better enjoy my remaining time by spending and yar-ho-ing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    Call it karma or whatever but the payback for being in the privileged "babyboom" generation is now starkly clear.
    I do dislike the term 'privileged "babyboom" generation', as it is offensive to those people who were born in 1961-64 who didn't get the privileges. Those who were born in these years left school/college/university into a world of high unemployment, where whole industries were going down the drain, company pensions were no longer there and houses were no longer cheap. When I bought my first house, in 1990, it cost exactly 6 times my salary (after a drop of 20 percent from its 1989 value) and the mortgage rate was 16.5 percent; hardly privileged

    Dave Mole is correct in pointing out the babyboom years, but it should be pointed out that those who were born in 1950 had somewhat different privileges to those born in 1961-64

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    Wheeze the pandemic is a global problem. Is your suggested simple answer intended for the whole world?
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    Born in 62.
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    oh and it was endowment which I was sold and I had to pay almost 4k at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I do dislike the term 'privileged "babyboom" generation', as it is offensive to those people who were born in 1961-64 who didn't get the privileges. Those who were born in these years left school/college/university into a world of high unemployment, where whole industries were going down the drain, company pensions were no longer there and houses were no longer cheap. When I bought my first house, in 1990, it cost exactly 6 times my salary (after a drop of 20 percent from its 1989 value) and the mortgage rate was 16.5 percent; hardly privileged

    Dave Mole is correct in pointing out the babyboom years, but it should be pointed out that those who were born in 1950 had somewhat different privileges to those born in 1961-64
    I'd say the whole concept of Babyboomer privilege is flawed.
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