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Great Expectations by Landon Y. Jones

Great Expectations

by Landon Y. Jones

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It's always interesting to read a popular history/sociological assessment of a subject thirty years after it's been written. This book on the Baby Boom generation published around 1980 is no exception.

Written primarily from a demographer's perspective there is understandably a lot of pages devoted to fertility & population trends. Some of the social aspects of the book are amusing, especially the author's interpretation of the late 1960's and early 1970's, much of which is laughably incorrect. However, he does foresee the coming (now current) crisis in Social Security & Medicare. He does not, however, foresee that politicians would be calling for the end of the programs as we now know them. We must be a lot more cold-blooded today than even a statistician of a generation earlier could ever imagine. ( )
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A firsthand account of being part of the largest generation in our history.

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