What matters is that there is no good reason for pitting younger Americans against aging Americans in the pursuit of a more conservative fiscal path for the federal government. Plenty of alternatives are available to policy makers. “Young people aren’t blaming their grandparents for the bad economy,” says Jill Quadagno, sociologist at Florida State University and senior policy adviser to President Clinton’s 1994 Bi-Partisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. “If anything, parents and grandparents are supporting their children and grandchildren.
A welcome article from Business Week challenges the inter-generational warfare narrative.