I don’t agree with everything in this Washington Post essay, but it aptly depicts the frustration of young people with their parents’ generation. Others reported last week that the median net worth of retirees is $173,000, while people in their twenties have only about $3,000 to their name. It’s unlikely that these underemployed young people are going to want to pay taxes to support their parents’ Social Security and Medicare.
For years I’ve heard that children whose peers were aborted may return the favor and push euthanasia on their parents. That seemed like rhetorical excess at the time, but I’m beginning to see how that scenario might become plausible.