Is this the end of the "Age of Entitlement"?

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  1. Shaddam IV

    Shaddam IV Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    If the current state of Australia is this bad at the early threshold of the coming financial crisis (I cannot see any restaurant or café or Westfileld shop other than Coles and Woolworths still trading in 4 weeks) then the casual gig economy is pretty much over. The café "avocado toast and latte" millennials that work as casuals and spend their money on new devices and holidays will all be unemployed by the end of the next 2 weeks. The Gen X and late Boomers that have leveraged themselves up with debt and property speculation and that run small businesses will have a very hard time of it and their entitled spawn will no doubt try and move back in with them when their casual jobs are gone and they can't afford rent and credit card payments.

    Not blaming any specific generation here because they are all culpable in their own ways for bad parenting and youthful fecklessness and no doubt will be wanting to both blame someone else for their problems and expect someone else to support them.

    The only shining light that I can see in all of this is that people will now have to get real, learn to cook, learn to clean and to go back to some form of domestic responsibility, budgeting, housekeeping and other useful necessities. This means that there will be little tolerance for the self indulgent post modernist narcissism of the social justice warriors and activists bleating about refugees, climate change, intersectionality, white privelege and all the other events in the "Grievance Olympics".

    Maybe a little "STFU, stop complaining and go and do the laundry Chantelle/Noah" will do us all some good.

    No more going to university to do useless courses ending in the word "studies", hopefully no more having to go to a café and watching Ned Kelly make your coffee while he ignores you as he is thinking about his next neck tattoo, no more parasitic social media "influencers" sponging their way around the world at the expense of restaurants and hotels that are trying to be perceived as "cool".

    The pendulum always reaches it's zenith and then it swings back...
     
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    Holdfast Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    There will be plenty of bargains to be had.
    Want a new (nearly new) car, boat, holiday shack?
    Cash is king right now.
    Suburban land with room to grow vegetables or a property with real soil and established organic garden will be the ticket.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yay. So we can all go back to tilling our own fields and living in the dark ages?

    No thanks. There’s plenty of better farmers out there than me and I’m not a fan of the waste that organic farming brings.
     
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    Holdfast Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    See, that's the problem; just like survivor on TV.
    Folk know they are going to have to light a fire but, no one thinks they'll have to, so they don't have the skill and they never practice until that million dollars slips from their grasp. Relying on others is not a wise choice.
     
  5. Shaddam IV

    Shaddam IV Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    What's growing a few veggies in your back yard got to do with living in the dark ages?
     
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    "is this the age of entitlement"?
    YES it is .
    What else can you call it when a disease rampages across the world having a particularly deadly effect on the elderly and generally infirm yet the students of the various countries still decide to party and publicly state that they do not care because they will not get that sick.

    We should not let this slide ,but there is sweet F'a we can really do about it .
    Entitlement to me is doing whatever you want with complete disregard for any consequences if they do not directly effect you.
     
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    They might learn what its like to live a bit more simpler for a while, some of these people who have never had tough times who like spending up all the time on crap they dont need might finally learn what matters more in life and the rest is just bullshit.

    that could be some what of an upside to all this.

    I would just hate tobe living in the city right now, if things really do lock down like the media keep saying, that will be tough living
     
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    It’s not something I yearn to do so I don’t view it as a leap forward for mankind if we’re forced into having to do it.
     
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    I can light a fire no problems, but I can’t weld or fix a car so I guess I’ll be doing my bit for others come the apocalypse by bartering for those goods. ;)
     
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    How are folk going to pay-off their credit cards?
    How are broke countries, going to borrow money, from other broke countries?
     
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    But you'll do it when you have hunger sauce!
    :D
     
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    Countries can’t go broke. MMT will teach them that reality.

    And then governments can pay for everything.
     
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    In the eurozone individual countries do not have independent CB's / money printing. By design. They'll have to go begging from the Commission. At the moment pundits are expecting full fiscal pandemonium within the EU.
     
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    Yep, they handed over their sovereignty to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats.
     
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    LOL.
    The brokers and dealers today are actually very very distant relations of the person you would become.
    Once upon a time there were people who knew people who knew people who knew how to get this and that and they evolved and mutated to become the very hands off traders in the markets today..
    The early type that you would become had value ,that value was knowledge of people and their products.
    The traders of today are a deformed near worthless mutation of what used to be handy folk.
     
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    That’s me! I’m a great believer in and advocate of the division of labour.
     
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    I sure hope that god damned age is dead. Tired of carrying the lazy and entitled, really tired.
     
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    speaking of entitled.

    welcome to the life of a farmer everybody. always uncertain in what the future holds and whether there will be any income.
    look at everyone squealing for help now. it's only been a few weeks. "bloody farmers always wanting handouts".
    if it's anything like farming you might get the offer of a low interest loan...........but you have to have no income for 3 years. (drought)
     
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    That post gave me a chuckle... so many truths, so many similarities to my own millennial kids.
    I still don't understand the Ned Kelly thing..... WTF is that?
     
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    Fek yeah
     

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