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A Generation of Sociopaths Audiobook

A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

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Publisher's Summary

What happens when a society is run by people who are antisocial? Welcome to baby boomer America.

In A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. A former partner in a leading venture capital firm, 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, whose 2011 essay "What Happened to the Future?" transfixed the investment world, argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the boomers accountable and begin restoring America. Distilling deep research into a witty, colorful indictment of the boomers and an urgent defense of the once-unquestioned value of society, A Generation of Sociopaths is poised to become one of the most controversial books of the year.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Bruce Cannon Gibney (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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  • Nancy
    Fort Valley, VA, United States
    31/03/17
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    "Honest introspection required"

    If you're a Boomer, this is truly enlightening as to just how self-serving and destructive our generation has been. I'm ashamed of us. I think most of us will be in denial.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Rogelio Martinez
    11/06/17
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    "Roger"

    Silicon Valley libertarian garbage.
    I was sometimes amused but also horrified with his baby boomer analysis . His answer to fix their "sociopathic" destruction of America is gross. Cut the welfare state but not the enormous military budget? Tax the middle class and poor but not the rich and corporations? I guess just handout bootstraps?

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Tannon
    20/03/17
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    "Thought provoking and balanced"

    A great look at what has lead to the current state of America. Uses factual information to expose many lesser known evils of Boomer policies, no matter the political affiliation. It also forces younger generations to acknowledge the unbalanced benefits we enjoy and how woefully unsustainable they actual are.

    Personally, this book has inspired in me a sense of duty I never had before to work to prevent my own backsliding, and clarifies the sacrifice I must accept if I want to see America moving in a less detrimental direction.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Mount Kisco, NY USA
    16/03/17
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    "Truly Eye-Opening"

    Excellent premise, very well argued using (relatively) easy to follow, data-driven analysis of the entire Baby Boomer "life cycle" and it's/their impact on society. I'm convinced, as I think anyone reading will be.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • BzzAgent09
    15/03/17
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    "Verified what I was already suspect of...."

    I was quite taken by the subject. it informed me on a lot I never thought of. like an early chapter "Bringing up Boomer". And how they stepped into a well built and most payed for America.I had to listen to the book while I work. at 44 and an orphan despite a skill level 2nd to none most of my income that goes to bare survival has gone into tools and equipment. I have long known a top tradesman like myself in any former generation would have been at least comfortable and know I know the mechanism and motivation that made this come to pass. I would completely discount any reviews from boomers. this book is a absolute assault on them front to back and I doubt they could be the slightest bit none biased. In their defense any group will vote themselves a raise but the manner they went about it. He starts with making this into a court case... after a certain number of coincides it becomes a compilation of evidence.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    14/04/17
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    "Preach Brother!!"

    A book with guts. Calls out the Boomers for their selfish destructive behavior. Not recommended for anyone on one political "side" or another. Also, my type of humor.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    03/04/17
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    "Correlation does not equal causation."

    The author uses a lot of data to "back up" his claims, but nuanced causation isn't there. Even in his display of the facts the broad approach can reach many conclusions. The author seems to lump the transgressions of a socio-economic class onto a generation of people due to his own inclusion in the class. I hoped for an in depth argument to a generational collusion, but instead got a ton of data with a thin analysis.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Elena
    Orlando, FL
    08/07/17
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    "Not worthless but not worth the time"

    Narrrator spoke too fast and too angrily. Did nothing to help author's angry enough tone.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • K. Reed
    Colorado USA
    03/07/17
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    "Great Analysis"

    tackled a subject I've been curious about for a while.
    Great Analysis and recommendations for solutions.


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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ricardo Hinds
    13/06/17
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    "One of the most revealing and mind blowing books "

    mind blowing and revealing. I understand the distinction of my parents so much more now and why they believe everything will just work out. ever boomer I know just thinks things will just work out.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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