Thanks for the economy, Boomers

Teenage girls dance together, while teenage boys look on, at a Saturday morning disco run by the Zetters leisure company in Wolverhampton, 15th January 1971

Commentators have a habit of blaming whole generations for various economic troubles. Case in point: Millennials have been in the crosshairs a lot lately, accused of everything from shackling the housing market to setting the stage for the next global crisis with student loan debt.

These days, Baby Boomers are getting abuse, too. Some market watchers worry that as they sell their stocks to pay for retirement, the whole market will sag.

Click the media player above to hear Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report guest host Mark Garrison.

As an added bonus for listening to the audio above, you'll hear the word "boomers" mentioned an impressive 18 times in two minutes.

About the author

Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace, based in New York.

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