Views & Reviews

Baby boomers go bust

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2191
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

Spawned of large families, they have an inbuilt social support system. Defined by silly, long beards, love ins, 10 minute long rock tracks, rayon, wholemeal bread, vegetarians, social mobility, communes, radical left wing politics (reserved only for middle class members), and final salary pension schemes. These are the spoilt baby boomers. Born after the war till 1965 they are a large demographic bulge. They bought houses for a few shells and beads, which are now worth millions. Baby boomers hold 80% of the country’s wealth.1 They enjoyed professional freedom, …

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