Monday, August 08, 2016

Today, Kafkaesque Demography

In the midst of the most stupid presidential campaign in our history — thanks to the -GOP- Stupid Party and the Stupids who support it and its presidential candidate — Tom Tomorrow veers into the fuzzy world of demographic cohorts. We have seen the impact of the Baby Boomers (born between 1945 and 1955) after the decade of their birth following the end of WWII. The Boomers were followed by Generation X (born between 1960 and 1980) and now we have the Millenials (born between early 1980s and the early 2000s). The latest demographic estimate finds that the Millennials are more numerous than Baby Boomers. And now, fearless Tom Tomorrow attempts a graphic portrayal of a pair of Millennials bemoaning the economic legacy of the Boomers and the Xers. If this is a (fair & balanced) vision of dystopian demography, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Millennial Lament
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political blog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Even more recently, Dan Perkins was a runner-up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.]

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