Topic archives: generation Y

The black hole of 20-somethings

August 26, 2010

It's the classic Gen Y problem: they won't grow up, move out of home, hold down steady jobs or take on responsibility. But why can't this anxious group of 20-somethings get their act together?

Class of 2010: no jobs, no money, no joy

May 18, 2010

It's a seriously crappy time to be graduating from university in the US, with no jobs and a wrecked economy. Will Generation Y be the first generation to earn less than its own parents?

I’m like, totally, a soldier in Afghanistan

February 17, 2010

The war in Afghanistan has become Generation Y's war and it's a far different atmosphere from George Bush days. Embedded ABC journo Mark Corcoran reports on the war that has regained Washington's attention.

Gen X boss: why I love Gen Y workers

Gen X boss: why I love Gen Y workers

September 7, 2009

They bring up new ideas, they're tech-ier, they're energetic and 24/7. What's not to love about Generation Y, says Gen X boss Lindsey Pollack.

The youth of today? Quite similar to yesterday

The youth of today? Quite similar to yesterday

August 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

August 14, 2009 18

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.

Ashes 09: Hughes’ Twitter drop — Gen Y meets the Baggy Green

July 31, 2009 9

Phil Hughes performed a cricketing first today, becoming the first Test cricketer to ever announce on Twitter that he had been dropped -- before the Australian team had announced he was.

Why the Global Financial Crisis is my fault (by Courteney Hocking, age 27)

July 28, 2009 5

I want to apologise. I know it’s not like a member of Generation Y not to be boorish, shallow and selfish but it’s time to stand up and take responsibility for what I’ve done, writes Courteney Hocking.

Gen X Reserve Banker: we’re “screwed” by Baby Boomers and Gen Y

Gen X Reserve Banker: we’re “screwed” by Baby Boomers and Gen Y

July 27, 2009 12

Gen X Reserve Banker Guy Debelle calls his fellow Xers "that generation which is unfortunately screwed" by both Baby Boomers (whose debt they're paying), and Gen Y (who'll cut their pensions).

Rundle: boomers were more violent than “generation brat”

July 20, 2009 3

Far from being a more violent generation, Gen Y has contributed far less to the increase in social violence than their parents.

My dad writes the jingle, that makes the cordial ad, that I like best

June 17, 2009

One surefire way to whip up a storm of nostalgia is not to play a song, or show a clip from a classic movie, but to recall a slogan or jingle from an advertising campaign.

Government stick up for Gen Y

May 28, 2009

Generation Y cop a pretty bad rap, so the Federal Government are attempting to give young people some positive spin with an $8 million “Australian Youth Forum”. But can a bunch of out-of-touch Boomers really expect to engage Australia's youth?

Has MTV lost touch?

April 29, 2009

One gets the sense that MTV is a bit nervous about whether it can stay in touch with the kids' zeitgeist.