Repo Man Generation
June 20, 2009
In a recent HiLobrow.com post, I casually asserted that the so-called Baby Boomers [I call them the Blank Generation] were born from 1944-53. I’m aware, of course, that America’s postwar “baby boom” began in 1946 and ended in 1957; and I realize that the influential pop demographers William Strauss and Neil Howe lumped everyone born from 1943-60 into the Boom Generation. But I stand by my half-serious, purposely eccentric (too strict, too regular) generational periodization; despite its kookiness, I think it’s more accurate, more revealing, than any other that’s been proposed yet.
Click here for a series of posts on my generational periodization scheme.