Sean Illing's Analysis

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Former Louisiana State University alumni, Sean Illing graduated with a major in Political Science and Philosophy and a doctorate in Philosophy. He started teaching as an adjunct professor for universities in 2013 and is currently the Interviews Writer for Vox. Illing alongside Bruce Gibney, former Stanford University alumni and American writer, discuss the reasons why baby boomers are blamable for the state in which the United States is today. Both, Sean Illing and Bruce Gibney, begin with a brief explanation on who the baby boomers are, their characteristics and their actions, which fundamentally contribute to a better understanding of the authors’ biased reasoning and argumentation. Gibney presents the boomers as a generation that “grew …show more content…
After the Cold War, America’s economy experienced an incredible upgrade, which brought back wealth into the country, positioning it as the richest country in the world. According to Gibney, baby boomers have completely wrecked the United States, and why is that? For starters, the millennial generation, for the past decades, has been struggling with the consequences of the baby boomer’s acts, starting with economy. Growing up as a baby boomer was much easier than growing up as a millennial; the cost of living has been rising up onto a point where not only people finish college with a student loan so big they cannot afford to pay (if they even attend college), but they don’t even get paid enough in their workplace to maintain an active life. Grant Sabatier, founder of the website Millennial Money, stated in his article “Are Millennials F*cked?” that “[millennial’s] average wages are 20% lower and [they] earn $10,000 less per year less than [their] parents”. Also, in Michael Hobbes’s article "Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression”, it is expressed that “[millennials have] taken at least 300% more student debt than [their] parents”, data which was taken by The College Board, Trends in Student Aid 2013. This facts help add up to the authors’

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