Economics/Class Relations

Boomers stick it to millennials

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Gen Zers are sick and tired of their jobs

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Young workers may not possess the experience or wisdom of their older colleagues, but they’ve always had one advantage in the workplace: their enthusiasm. Unattached and kid-free, they’re willing to burn the midnight oil.

But since the pandemic hit, there’s been a startling shift. Gen Zers and young millennials have soured on work just as much as everyone else — and that’s bad news for companies everywhere.

Read the full story.

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‘The next Joe Rogan’
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Over the past few years, Lex Fridman has gone from an unknown academic researcher to a social-media celebrity and member of Elon Musk’s inner circle. In his podcast, Fridman asks scientists, historians, and artists a series of wide-eyed questions. It all seems innocent enough.

But recently, “The Lex Fridman Podcast” has become a haven for a growing and powerful sector looking to dismantle years of “wokeness.” To the hordes of young men fed up with the so-called mainstream media, Fridman is challenging the status quo, one interview at a time.

More on the rise of Lex Fridman.

Boomer homebuying bonanza
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Millennials have never had it easy in the housing market. But the sheer size of the generation and the fact that many of its members have reached prime homebuying age mean that with each passing year more millennials are literally getting their foot in the door.

But after a decade in which millennials sat atop the housing-market heap, baby boomers have suddenly and unexpectedly seized the upper hand. The sudden reversal is a sign of the financial strength of boomers, but it also underscores the bleak prospects for millennials.

How older house hunters are schooling their successors.

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Google and gold
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In December, Tyler Mancuso, a 29-year-old salesperson at the adtech firm Ezoic, stopped by the precious-metals company Oxford Gold Group’s building in Beverly Hills. He said he was picking up a $9 million order for 151 gold kilo bars.

But Mancuso would never get his hands on the gold — the FBI arrested him while he was en route. Court filings say he illicitly acquired the millions he’d used to pay for the gold by exploiting Ezoic’s systems and rerouting a $9 million payment from Google to his own Chase bank account.

Inside the alleged scheme to defraud Ezoic.

“I knew that when I wanted to go back to work, I would be judged for my time off. So I fibbed a little.”
— An anonymous accounting employee who lied on their résumé to get their current job — and thinks others should do the same.

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