- 19 hours ago
"You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious."
— When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
- 21 hours ago
- 3 days ago
"Do you know what i think the easiest thing in the whole wide world is? Sitting on your computer and being mean to people that you don’t know completely anonymously. That’s the easiest thing in the whole wide world. Do you know what’s really difficult? Winning Rupaul’s Drag Race. That takes a little bit more talent and a little bit more effort. So I’ve decided today that I don’t want to look at tumblr anymore. There’s too many people with opinions that they don’t deserve the right to have and I can’t afford to waste anymore time watching people just be assholes for the sake of being assholes."
- 5 days ago
"Young people might give up hopes of gainful employment through art or serious writing — without giving up the production or consumption of those things. Holding down uninspiring and ill-paid day-jobs, they would huddle together in select neighborhoods of big cities and devote their evenings and weekends to culture (and laundry, shopping, and cleaning). This doesn’t sound so bad; it sounds in fact like the cozily disappointed existence, streaked with fear of unemployment, of half the people we know."
- 1 week ago