Thursday, March 16, 2017

"A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America"

A book review

I read "A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America." I found it interesting , insightful and strangely somewhat funny. The author has a snarky streak. You might also want to keep a dictionary handy. Although not hard to read some of the language is not commonplace.

The basic premise of the book is that the Boomer generation (of which I am one) have used their population driven immense political power to screw everyone else, in particular their children.

Three separate reviews:

1. I leave it to each of you to decide the basic premise of the title: that the Boomer generation as a whole exhibits sociopathic tendencies. If that was it I would not bother to write the review. Nor will I comment on my point of view.

2. The book is a well researched, annotated and footnoted history of what actually went on from the 1960s to the present. Lots of charts, etc. A lot of the data contradicts my memory (beliefs.) Very enlightening. The data is primarily economic but does cover other areas. It attempts to explain the impact of various governmental decisions during that time period.

3. I found useful insights into what is currently going on in the political arena. I leave it to you to find your own.

You may agree or disagree with the author but the data provided alone imho makes this an interesting read.

Fair winds and following seas :)

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