To leave behind a booming legacy, start with a debt-free America

10/26/2010 | Atlantic, The

Recent speeches criticizing the selfishness of the baby boomer generation are only partially true, writes Michael Kinsley. Boomers led the peace revolution in the 1960s, then grew up into "Wall Street greedheads" -- but it's not too late to redeem themselves. While not entirely responsible for the economic crisis, Kinsley proposes that boomers, a population of nearly 80 million, have the power to give back and ensure that future American generations start debt-free.

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