October 24, 2012
How Millennials Could Save the Economy

Young people are the lazy, smelly scapegoat of the recession. They’re not working, they’re living at home, they’re constantly complaining about their debt, they’re not buying cars or houses, and they’re not even having babies.
But there is an outside chance that The Twentysomething, the media’s favorite economic whipping boy, is poised to become the hero of the recovery, and it all comes down to two words. Household formation.

Read more. [Image: Ivy Zelman]

How Millennials Could Save the Economy

Young people are the lazy, smelly scapegoat of the recession. They’re not working, they’re living at home, they’re constantly complaining about their debt, they’re not buying cars or houses, and they’re not even having babies.

But there is an outside chance that The Twentysomething, the media’s favorite economic whipping boy, is poised to become the hero of the recovery, and it all comes down to two words. Household formation.

Read more. [Image: Ivy Zelman]

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  6. primuscapio said: How about we fuckin’ vote? That could help…
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    You’re God damn right I’m worried about debt and shit. Kinda hard to make big purchases like a house or car when you...
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    Could somebody inform the economy that I’d gladly form my very own, separate and independent household if the economy...
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    WHOOP! WHOOP! lol
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    Millennials can save the economy by eating all the old people.
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