If you all haven't read, highly recommend reading "A Generation of Sociopaths" that was released earlier this year. It details 3+ decades of Boomer driven intergenerational wealth transfer facilitated by their abnormally large voting bloc, and what we're going to have to do in the coming decades to fix an unsustainable system they created for themselves.
I don't think it was a study. I can't remember specifically where I read it, but it might have been this book: https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0316395781
Nope. Boomers still in control. From about 1980 to probably 2025. Those fuckers aren’t going to give up their power to bleed this country dry until they’re in the ground. And they have the numbers to do it.
Read this book about the boomers by a boomer. I couldn’t get through more than 2 pages at a time without wanting to go all dexter on the entire generation.
I suggest checking out A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America .
It actually makes a fairly decent case towards this. A generation born to pretty much every benefit of American Society, and how the generations that followed are the first to say, yeah, we might actually be worse off than our parents. When you look at when this country started to stagnate in terms of skyrocketing health care costs, college tuition, state budgets (and federal budgets) collapsing, and even the pettiness of the bickering between politicians, it pretty much begins when the Boomers took power. And this isn't a Democrat nor Republican issue. Both have been guilty towards the downward spiral of our country, and it shouldn't be about which party is going to destroy us first, rather, how can we start to improve as a society.
So I've been listening to A Generation of Sociopaths . It's kind of tangentially related to UP in that it touches on NIMBYism and the failure to invest in infrastructure.
Generally, it's a worrying book. So, yeah...