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Hey, Young People! Stay in Your Parents’ House Forever!

A new voice in the unending chorus of complaints about Millennials, the Wall Street Journal reports that Millennials should be blamed for wanting to live in places that are popular to live in, and implies they should spend more time driving.
June 9, 2017, 11am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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In a story about how some expensive cities are expensive to live in, Laura Kusisto posits, "Millennials are (partly) to blame." Why are the people who own less of the property and aren’t in positions of power to blame? Kusisto writes, "Preferences have changed among young people, many of whom want to live closer to transit, restaurants and their workplaces."

One can only wonder what alternatives the author imagines would be preferable. Should Millennials buy Kansas farmland? Should Millennials live with their parents longer? Too late: they already are. Maybe they should just learn to have fun like the generation that has all the money or eat less avocado toast.

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Published on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in The Wall Street Journal
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