Today I discovered a Washington Post article which argues that Generation X, now firmly in their forties, are wielding the levers of power in politics, technology, and business. I think this is true in part, but the problem that we, as a generation have, is that the Boomers are still hanging on to many of the top jobs, and as a small generation, we will may be squeezed out early by the Millennials coming in behind us. Lavanya Ramanathan‘s article in the post argues that the Generation X tends toward the libertarian and conservative. I have mad a similar point wondering “where are the Gen X Democrats“. A semi-rebuttal in The Washingtonian argues that Generation X isn’t that conservative, that there are some Democrats. But I thin the point here is about the shift in which President various parts of Generation X identify with – with the older Reagan-inspired Generation Xers being more libertarian/republican, and the Clinton -ear younger Xers being a bit more Democrat leaning. However, as I have noted, I really don’t see a lot of up and coming Democrats that are 35 – 51 at this point. Look at the Democrat response to Trump’s address to Congress the other night!
At best, I think this is the Gen X moment to at least seize the middle management! And then after the Boomers, the deluge of Millennials.