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A MILLENNIAL PROPOSAL by [Stover, Jessica Mae]
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  • File Size: 101 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Publisher: Independent (April 10, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 10, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007T4PZG4
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I stumbled across Ms. Stover's link to a one star review of this piece and was intrigued enough to buy her essay. It didn't hurt that I'd just read a Reason piece titled "The Real Class Warfare is Baby Boomers Vs. Younger Americans." I'm still not sure if that was coincidence or an insanely genius viral marketing campaign.

"A Millennial Proposal" is an obvious homage to Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and saying more on that point would spoil the fun. It's basically a well formed rant on the plight of our younger generation, taking points that we've heard before but distilling them nicely. Although I generally agree with her sentiments, her straw man is a mite too facile for me. Maybe that's just my Gen X proximity to the Boomers speaking, but then again there's only so much you can do in a short essay like this. It's a good length for a rant (too much longer would spoil it), yet packs enough value to make it worth the (very modest) price. For its brevity I'm tempted to dredge up a fast food metaphor, but that would be a disservice. It's a fun, quick read that touches on some deadly serious issues. Highly recommended.
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Someone who "gets" it. Best plan since Jonathan Swift. The excesses of the Baby Boomers have totally wrecked the hopes of all subsequent generations! The problem is at a critical point and the solution absolutely has to be radical. Boomers, who were supposed to care about peace and love and mother earth, turned out to care only about Beemers and bank accounts. No greedier group has ever graced the planet. I have been saying this for such a long time, it's time someone had the courage to suggest a real solution, before it's too late.
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At first I was a bit annoyed with the derision my age group is described with, but the story quickly gave way to ideas I've already read about change only coming once the baby boomer/greatest generation leaders die and the younger generations gain office. I have to say I was a bit shocked by the ideas presented here but enjoyed the matter-of-fact way the author presented them.
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By Chris on April 14, 2012
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A very well formed pseudo-treatise on the generational gap and how it has effected our economy. I am personally pleased to see that Stover's modest proposal echos the views I have frequently encountered in my own travels among "Millennials" and WWII veterans. Stover is eloquent and rational, and I cannot recommend this totally earnest and definitely not satirical work of super-seriousness enough.
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Finally, someone with enough balls -- or shall I say 'ovaries' -- to call out the elephant in the room, and say what we've all been thinking. Thanks, Mom and Dad, not only for driving up real estate prices to point that your own children can't afford a place to live, not to mention crying out for two wars that your grandchildren won't even be able to pay off; but for eating so much high fructose corn syrup and MSG over the last 30 years, that what little income we 'laziest/whiniest/most-entitled generation' have left, will be sopped up, to pay for the medical entitlement programs you insist on maintaining, rather than doing us all a favor and letting your bloated, medication-addled asses go the way of the dinosaur. I'm not sure if the author's proposal is the ONLY way to deal with the 'baby boomer problem,' but it sure sounds fun, regardless. Just desserts, anyone?
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As a millennial myself, I found plenty of interesting and useful advice on how to make a place for myself in this world. The baby boomers are on their way out and it's up to us to take their place by any and all means. 5/5: everyone under 30 should read this!
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This book gets straight to the real problems of American society and current economic issues. Finally someone who is not afraid to just come out and say what needs to be done absolutely brilliant this book has changed my life!
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I must say I read through some of the other reviews and those who didn’t like this do not seem understand satire. Just as Jonathan Swift did not really desire the Irish poor to feed their babies to the rich nor does the author want millennials to kill their parents. It does however, take a look at baby boomers (or at least some of them) feelings about the new generation.
It is a fun read always nice to know that people are still readings the classics and can see how they parallel modern society.
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