The Federalist: The Conventional Wisdom About Millennial Suffering Is A Myth

In the end, we all have to accept the responsibility for the choices we make in life. If you live the life of a pauper, don’t be surprised if you’re poor. If you live the life of a criminal, don’t be surprised if you end up in jail.

It’s the choices you make.

In a deep dive this week, The Wall Street Journal compiled many of the familiar grievances of America’s luckiest generation. “Playing Catch-Up in the Game of Life,” reads the headline. “Millennials Approach Middle Age in Crisis: New data show they’re in worse financial shape than every preceding living generation and may never recover.

”Like most articles of this genre, the Journal fails to stress that most millennial tribulations—and, really, sweeping statements about any arbitrary generational grouping is a ham-fisted way to talk about people—are largely driven by the choices it makes rather than a sorry state of our politics, economy, or science, which, as I write here, favors younger people in every quantifiable way.

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