For Some, Arrogance Is Bliss

For Some, Arrogance Is Bliss
Erika Shaker
offers an incisive critique of the term “Entitlement Generation” and how it has been used to characterize young Occupiers by Canadian journalists and others. Connecting the grievances of the Occupy movement (rising student tuition, a lack of jobs and affordable childcare, and stagnant wages) to the expectation that governments will “act in the public—rather than the corporate—interest,” Shaker wonders how an older generation that enjoyed the most wealth and prosperity Canadians have ever known can have such disdain for its children, particularly those who are “trying to work for a better, more collaborative and equitable world?” Read the article…

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