46% of people both "correctly" identified their generation title, and said the term describes them "well."
The Washington Post has published my Opinion piece on generation labels, "The generation labels mean nothing. It's time we retired them." They even commissioned art, which moves! by Tara Jacoby, for The Washington Post This follows the series of posts on this blog, going back a few years, you can read under the generations tag.…
We're not going to find a set of fixed divisions that works across arenas -- such as social attitudes, family behavior, and economic status.
One example of the pitfalls of Pew's "generations," using environmental attitudes.
Maybe if we got a lot of signatories to this, or something like it, they would take heed. Suggestions welcome.
Santa is harmless fun and existential comfort-food. So, consider this an attempted joyicide.
No one's assessing whether these categories are doing us any good, but everyone's getting a lot of clicks.
How do the states' intermarriage rates compare to their level of diversity?
Looking for easily-told data short stories.
The other day I showed trends in employment and marriage rates, and made the argument that the generational term "Millennial" and others are not useful: they are imposed before analyzing data and then trends are shoe-horned into the categories. When you look closely you see that the delineation of "generations" is arbitrary and usually wrong.…