Planet Money

Are y’all listening to NPR’s Planet Money podcast? I’m digging it, if only for (like the Thanksgiving Rickroll) finally hearing my peers in their own voices.

Demographers like to refer to my cohort as Generation X. But anymore, when we talk about our growing up, my friends and I sound like Generation Recession. We grew up in the 1970s malaise. We graduated into the early 1990s contraction. And now we’re looking at a wave of layoffs just when we’re hitting the prime of our careers. [From The Human Toll]