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

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

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

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

“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?

Can boomers and Millennials work together?

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

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

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.

Poll Bludger: why the ageing population is about to decimate the Coalition

Poll Bludger: why the ageing population is about to decimate the Coalition

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’

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

With Australians living decades longer than they ever have, our expectation that work ceases at 65 is outdated and economically unsustainable, writes Per Capita research fellow Emily Millane.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

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

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

Woodstock: Blame the boomers for not going far enough

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.

The youth of today? Quite similar to yesterday

The youth of today? Quite similar to yesterday

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

From free love to narcissism

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.