An opinion piece in the Washington Post touches on generational that might be of interest to the recent discussions around here about scientific generations. Author Neil Howe asks “Who is the Real ‘Dumbest Generation’?”. [h/t: Bora]

It is the prerogative of every generation of graybeards to look down the age ladder and accuse today’s young of sloth, greed, selfishness — and stupidity.

the underlying question is worth pursuing: If the data are objectively assessed, which age-slice of today’s working-age adults really does deserve to be called the dumbest generation?
The answer may surprise you.

It doesn’t surprise Your Humble Narrator one bit.

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