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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.

How Gen Y is shopping differently to their parents (and how it’s changing the economy)

How Gen Y is shopping differently to their parents (and how it’s changing the economy)

Thirty five years worth of retail turnover data shows that we now shop very differently to the era of Bob Hawke, big hair and shoulder pads.

The enemy isn’t smashed avocado, but it also isn’t the baby boomer generation

The enemy isn’t smashed avocado, but it also isn’t the baby boomer generation

It's not brunch. It's not coffee. It's neither old people nor asylum seekers who have landed us in this rot.

Grammar? None for Gretchen Wieners, bye

Grammar? None for Gretchen Wieners, bye

Young people take grammar more seriously than you'd think, writes Allie Severin.

Is the iPhone why Gen Y loves public transport?

Is the iPhone why Gen Y loves public transport?

The "mystery factor" driving faster patronage growth on public transport may be Gen Y’s enthusiasm for staying connected through smartphones, writes Alan Davies, of The Melbourne Urbanist blog.

Rudd government stimulating the world’s backpackers

Rudd government stimulating the world’s backpackers

We’ve already endured confected outrage from the media about foreign pensioners and convicted criminals getting stimulus cheques. What about backpackers?

Gen X and Y talk back to the budget

Gen X and Y talk back to the budget

So many mainstream commentators are squarely in the Baby Boomer camp. Crikey put out a call for guest contributors from Gen Y and Gen X and here's what they said.