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A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Bruce Cannon Gibney

Narrated By: Wayne Pyle

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: March 2017

Duration: 14 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

In his "remarkable" (Men's Journal) and "controversial" (Fortune) book -- written in a "wry, amusing style" (The Guardian) -- Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. In A Generation of Sociopaths, Gibney examines the disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the expense of future generations.

Acting without empathy, prudence, or respect for facts--acting, in other words, as sociopaths--the Boomers turned American dynamism into stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan fiasco. The Boomers have set a time bomb for the 2030s, when damage to Social Security, public finances, and the environment will become catastrophic and possibly irreversible--and when, not coincidentally, Boomers will be dying off.

Gibney argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the Boomers accountable and begin restoring America.

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  • Alexandru P

    I'm at the beginning, and I must say that it's staggering how much blame, and medical diagnoses are thrown around, many of which ludicrous. The Cherry on the cake is the blame for not having progress, and for not stopping the dangers of AI. I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt and carrying on, simply for entertainment purposes, until it gets too boring.