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More kids these days want to be influencers than astronauts. But unlike supersuccessful YouTubers such as Ryan Kaji, most influencers are more like unpaid interns.

Like any 8-year-old, Ryan Kaji loves to play with toys. But when Ryan plays, millions watch.

Since the age...

November 15, 2019

“OK, Boomer” has become the go-to ad hominem attack on people 55 years and older. It's become a socially acceptable meme for younger generations to blame all of the evils and problems of society on a certain group of people. 

We know that it's not right nor is it fair t...

November 14, 2019

As soon as I press send on this post, I will have already offended several people. Angry reply emails are likely to start filling my inbox.

And it doesn’t have anything to do with the theme of this post.

Or my last post.

Or the one before that where I received 50+ emails...

November 13, 2019

Too many economic forces were against them when they came of age.

The great irony of the ironic "Ok boomer" trope being enthusiastically used by millennials is that they themselves are the older generation to which the term increasingly applies.

The millennial generation...

November 13, 2019

Prediction: Today’s “OK boomer” Gen Z will complain about the youth one day. Blame human memory.

The old and young are feuding — yet again.

It’s safe to assume this is an immortal aspect of human society: Young people always exist, and older people will always complain a...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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