Do Baby Boomers Have More Empathy Than Their Kids?

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Me Generation,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

New research reports that young adults today have less “empathy” than ever before. Well, at least since 1979 when the Interpersonal Reactivity Index was established and administered to college students. The results: since 1980, college students’ self-reported empathy has declined. Perhaps it was predictable. After all, baby boomers were notorious as “Me Generation” of selfish,Read the Rest…

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RAGS TO BABY BOOMER RICHES

Posted on January 25th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Me Generation by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1980 Stefan grew up hungry in Hungary. Frugality his master, hard work his creed, he immigrated to the Promised Land after the unsuccessful 1956 uprising against Russia. He became a junk dealer in the right place at the right boomer time. What was recently regarded as worthless stuff and used merchandise wasRead the Rest…

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