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Millennials - Interactive infographic by Goldman Sachs

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  1. frozenplums Link
    So weird when all of the media acknowledges that the economy has fundamentally screwed over most millennials in terms of earning power and stuff but then they go on to say that millennials are...

    So weird when all of the media acknowledges that the economy has fundamentally screwed over most millennials in terms of earning power and stuff but then they go on to say that millennials are different because they CHOOSE to live at home and not buy cars or houses or get married or various other things that cost money.

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  2. automator404 Link
    The Millennial generation is the largest in US history and as they reach their prime working and spending years, their impact on the economy is going to be huge. Millennials have come of age...

    The Millennial generation is the largest in US history and as they reach their prime working and spending years, their impact on the economy is going to be huge.

    Millennials have come of age during a time of technological change, globalization and economic disruption. That’s given them a different set of behaviors and experiences than their parents.

    They have been slower to marry and move out on their own, and have shown different attitudes to ownership that have helped spawn what’s being called a “sharing economy.”

    They’re also the first generation of digital natives, and their affinity for technology helps shape how they shop. They are used to instant access to price comparisons, product information and peer reviews.

    Finally, they are dedicated to wellness, devoting time and money to exercising and eating right. Their active lifestyle influences trends in everything from food and drink to fashion.

    These are just some of the trends that will shape the new Millennial economy.

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  3. Arshan Link
    I always have mixed feelings on using the generation paradigm. I hate, like most people, when it is used as ageist cudgel, I.e. millennials are lazy pieces of shit or boomers are evil incarnate....

    I always have mixed feelings on using the generation paradigm. I hate, like most people, when it is used as ageist cudgel, I.e. millennials are lazy pieces of shit or boomers are evil incarnate. However, I did still grow up in a distinct cultural / economic environment that is fundamentally different than twenty years ago. I do loath this obsessive focus on clear start and end years; it wasn't like 2000 hit and BAM every child born after thst point is completely different.

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