July, 2018

The perils of ‘aspiration’, Australia’s new favourite buzzword

, Jul 05, 2018

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It's in the government's interest to push the narrative of an "aspirational class", but this wildly obscures what's really going on.

Razer: ‘political correctness’ is a lie used to inflame Millennial-boomer warfare

, Jul 27, 2017

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“Political correctness” has begun to signify very little. It can now mean almost any cultural change to which one objects.

Can boomers and Millennials work together?

, Jul 18, 2017

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There is a need to challenge those who would have us view current economic and social transformation through the lens of generational conflict, writes Per Capita research fellow Philip Taylor.

Razer: how the fogies sold Millennials a lie, then sold them out

, May 30, 2017

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Last week, Helen Razer accepted an invitation to a Millennial Marketing conference in Melbourne’s Federation Square and, no, she doesn’t know how her name got on their list, either.
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Poll Bludger: why the ageing population is about to decimate the Coalition

, Sep 07, 2015

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As baby boomers get older, they tend to keep their political beliefs. And that is bad news for conservatives.

Give nanna a job: why we must rethink ‘old age’

, May 29, 2013

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With Australians living decades longer than they ever have, our expectation that work ceases at 65 is outdated and economically unsustainable, writes Per Capita research fellow Emily Millane.

Retail 2: why it’s not as bad as we’re told

, Aug 18, 2011

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It's not just foreign competition and the strong dollar -- other factors are important in retail, and explain why some retailers are succeeding when others aren't.

Woodstock: Blame the boomers for not going far enough

, Aug 17, 2009

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The Woodstock anniversary shows once again the power of the 60s social movements. Except, the women's movement challenged the madonna/whore distinction and we ended up with post-feminism and ... Madonna.
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The youth of today? Quite similar to yesterday

, Aug 17, 2009

The criticism of Generation Y as over communicators, incapable of political engagement or analytical thought, is all just a little bit of youth bashing history repeating, writes Barney Langford.

From free love to narcissism

, Aug 14, 2009

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It's forty years since Woodstock and the Summer of Love of '69. It’s little wonder that Gen Xers and Gen Ys take a jaundiced view of Woodstock nostalgia.