The Z Problem

by | Jul 26, 2021 | Archives

Here’s a hidden socio-economic shift that has evolved over the past 30 years.

This seemingly simple change is having an increasingly profound impact on our lives.

Our grandparents (if you are a Boomer) rode the radio wave.  The introduction of the radio was a huge shift for them.  Our parents rode the TV wave.  This was a huge innovation for them (and early boomers as well). As an early Boomer I recall clearly not having a TV or telephone in the house.  We would set around the big old radio and listen to shows.

Then came the TV.

All three generations, Boomers, parents and grandparents enjoyed this new form of communication and we enjoyed it together.  I can recall family parties where everyone in the family, moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, sat together and watched professional wrestling (it seemed like a con to me even as a little kid).  The key word however was TOGETHER.  We watched the same content, the same stories, the same ads, together, at the same time.

Even so each generation perceived the world differently enough.  My grandfathers had fought in WWI.  Dad was a Seabee in the Pacific during WWII.  I never fought in a war.  Plus the myriad of other factors that fabricated out beliefs meant that it was hard enough for each of the three generations to  see eye to eye.

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I recall my grandfather and mother arguing over a pedal car like this one.  Gramps thought she was spoiling me (she was). They had very different ideas on how to rear children.

So the grandparents and the parents often had differing views.  As a teen, especially, I had really differing ideas from my parents!  Still, we had a lot in common.  We could all talk about Gunsmoke, Highway Patrol and Ed Sullivan.  We never missed the Honeymooners.

A lot of our in-formation that affected our views, ideas and beliefs was the same and was gained at the same time.

Then a huge shift took place.  I’m not sure when, maybe with the advent of cable TV and or the ability to record shows to watch at a time of our choosing.

Each generation began to watch different shows, in different places, at the same time.

This has widened the generational gap.  Now it is much harder for generations to find a common ground.  We see different content and different advertisements (if we see advertisements at all).

A recent message at this site “The Horror of Involution” looked at how Chinese and American Millennials are having a revolution. They call the old norm, “The Boomer Dream”… get a job, buy a house, work hard, retire at 65. In China the movement is called  “Laying Flat” and the US counterpart is called the American Millennial Revolution (AMR).  Millennials in both countries say (correctly) that the old norm, the Boomer Dream, is broken and does not work anymore.

This Millennial generation feels that material betterment is not the single most important source of meaning in life and are opting out of the rat race.  They feel that society is stagnating and inequality growing.

No matter what language we use to describe the problem, the meaning is the same… extra input no longer yields more output.

Now let’s look at Generation Z.

Generation Z (or Gen Z for short or Zoomers) are the generation who arrived in the mid-to-late 1990s through the early 2010s.  Most Zoomers are children of Generation X.

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Graph from Wikipedia shows that we have five generations that are having increasingly separated points of view.

The ability to communicate and work together based on agreed beliefs (that may or may not be true) is the greatest human asset.

The divergence of beliefs may be humanity’s greatest risk.  We cannot get together, see eye to eye and agree on how to solve the huge problems that face mankind.

We can get a glimpse of how Generation Z is reacting in China in the New York Times article ‘Who Are Our Enemies?’ China’s Bitter Youths Embrace Mao”. (1)

The article says: The chairman’s call for struggle and violence against capitalists is winning over a new audience of young people frustrated with long work hours and dwindling opportunities.

In a modern China grappling with widening social inequality, Mao’s words provide justification for the anger many young people feel toward a business class they see as exploitative. They want to follow in his footsteps and change Chinese society — and some have even talked about violence against the capitalist class if necessary.

At the same time, economic growth is weakening and opportunities for young people are dwindling. The party has nobody else to blame for a growing wealth gap, unaffordable housing and a lack of labor protections. It must find a way to placate or tame this new generation of Maoists that it helped create, or it could face challenges in governing.

Nominally a socialist country, China is one of the world’s most unequal. Some 600 million Chinese, or 43 percent of the population, earn a monthly income of only about $150. Many young people believe they can’t break into the middle class or out earn their parents. The lack of upward social mobility has made them question the purity of the party, which they believe is too tolerant of the capitalist class.

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An MIT Technology Review article, “Why Generation Z Falls for Misinformation” (2) provides additional insight on the Z problem.

The article says: A teenage girl peers gravely at the camera, the frame wobbling as she angles her phone at her face. A caption superimposed on her hoodie shares an ominous warning: If Joe Biden is elected president of the United States, “trumpies” will commit mass murder of LGBT individuals and people of color. A second caption announces, “this really is ww3.” That video was posted to TikTok on November 2, 2020, and liked more than 20,000 times. Around that time, dozens of other young people shared similar warnings across social media, and their posts drew hundreds of thousands of views, likes, and comments.

Then the article asks the question, “Why did so many members of Generation Z, who are presumably more digitally savvy than their predecessors—fall for such flagrant misinformation?”

The article explains that that young people are more likely to believe and pass on misinformation because they feel a sense of common identity with the person who shared it in the first place.

Offline, decisions on what claims can be trusted are more likely to be influenced by shared experiences with family members, friends, and classmates, updates on events and the community’s collective knowledge about whom to trust.

Social media, however, promotes credibility based on identity rather than community. And when trust is built on identity, authority shifts to influencers. Thanks to looking and sounding like their followers, influencers become trusted messengers on topics in which they have no expertise.

So as a youth, when I saw information in mass media, it was likely in the company of my mom and dad, maybe even grandparents.  I could ask and observe their views.  Now that role my parents and I, provided, has been turned over to influencers, who youth identify with.  Because the influencers are also Zoomers aged 9 to 24, they have little life experience.

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Image from MIT Technology Review.

Think about ways that this acceptance of misinformation will pull at the fabric of humanity’s greatest asset.

Shifting the dynamics of online dialogue will not be easy, despite the dangers misinformation carry to us as individuals, as nations and all of humanity.

During a time of so many dangers to all of us around the world, the spread of disease, higher sea levels, changing weather, deteriorating trust in governments and currencies, widening gaps of wealth and income, to name a few, we need consensus and a way to work together.

I, personally am not counting on improved harmony and accord among generations, governments or the left and the right.  Consequently I am working towards being independent of the system, while using it for as much as it can provide for me.

That independence brings peace of mind in a world that is not so much at peace.

Gary

 

CHAOS CREATES MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Cash in on the new normal.

If the pandemic taught us anything it’s that the so called “experts” really don’t have a clue how to solve this problem. We cannot rely on their information. Instead, we need to plan for and prepare for our own “new normal” if we want to survive.

The pandemic has not been the real problem.

The global response to this viral outbreak is just a symptom of a world that’s sliding into a devastation and disorder.  The worst turmoil is still to come because of economic, social and demographic tensions that have been building for 70 years.

With mounting government debt, globally, the current economic system that has run the global economy for decades, is in decline and disorder.

The current social economic archetype has already killed millions and destroyed the finances and lives of far more.   Worldwide, unemployment is at an all-time high.  Many businesses have been destroyed.

Governments are trying to solve the problem by throwing money on the fire and are they are being crushed in debt in the process.

Yet, the problem is just a beginning, because al that holding the system together is low interest rates and a lack of belief in inflation.

Yet inflation is here and with it will come higher interest rates that can crush stock markets and ruin the ability of governments everywhere to pay their debts.

To survive the coming economic downturns, you’ll need to learn the importance of adjusting how you live, work, invest and take care of yourself for the next ten to fifteen years!
You can’t rely on governments to bail you out.

Adapt!

That’s exactly what Merri and I have been doing for the last 50 years.

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We have learned the power of being able to adapt to constantly changing markets all over the world and created a not-so small fortune while doing so.  That’s why we’re uniquely qualified to teach you how to not just survive but to PROSPER during the challenging times ahead. Chaos always creates many opportunities for those who know how to spot them and take advantage of them. A good example has been the mass exodus from urban areas to more rural areas.

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Enormous, economic, social, political and productivity change was already in the process.  The pandemic however has accelerated and accentuated the process. You still have time to join the few who are left standing from the 2020 disaster.

You still have time to become one who will prosper during the 2020 decade. You can be one of a small elite group who will be able to help restore a healthy world order. The world will be very different from what we have known for the past seventy years, but when looked at in a framework of longer history… it’s the same old tale.

The last couple of millennia are filled with stories of empires rising and falling.  There are basic conditions in each of these tales.

  • First the idea of debt loses its real meaning and rising to levels that are unsustainable.
  • Interest rates charged for debt fall to extremely low levels so the idea of investing for a known amount stops making sense.
  • Central monetary authorities replace innovation and increased productivity as activators of the economy.
  • Disparity of wealth widens dramatically and the spread increases.
  • There is so much divisiveness in politics within countries that social and political conflicts spiral.

We’re seeing these changes rapidly happening now!

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I learned how to turn land into income producing property cheap and cashed in on the glamping craze a decade before the word was invented.  I want to share this trick with you.

Social and economic deterioration restricts safety, lifestyle, well-being and peace of mind. Social and economic shifts of this nature reduce the purchasing power of income.

Inflation, for example puts pensions and savings at risk. 

Growing deception allows manipulation of medical care, finances, the value of homes, how cars are bought, the price of gas, the education and raising of children, the food we buy and eat, the shows watched and the ways we work and play.

A very large and growing part of the public throughout the Western world no longer believes in the integrity of local or national government, law enforcement, health care, banking, pensions, legal systems, educational processes, media or church, just to name a few.

However, mistrust of anything authorities say has become so deeply rooted that even health assurances as serious as the pandemic have not been believed.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.  Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring.

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  These profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios. Join the Pruppie Club so you can wake up every day knowing that you are prepared and in charge of your destiny.

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I’m no doctor but have learned how to avoid and survive the excessively expensive western health system and its hidden agendas.  See a simple $19.95 trick  used when the COVID-`19 symptoms appeared.

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(1) www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/business/china-mao.html

(2) www.technologyreview.com/2021/06/30/1026338/gen-z-online-misinformation/?truid=208b2cbe62eb7b536babab791d172bc7&utm_source=the_download&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_download.unpaid.engagement&utm_term=&utm_content=07-07-2021&mc_cid=89a33ade1b&mc_eid=1f04231e02

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