An up dated repeat of "old" thinking and actions?
I am slightly a pre boomer born in 1945, from a heavily Eastern European lower middle income community in the US ( 3rd generation), also I was familiar with the living conditions and censorship that existed in Eastern Europe because of family connections . As a child I became familiar with the depression and the things one needed to do to survive, I lived and learned those traits. Over the years I have been amazed at society's waste of resources. Is this waste of resources beginning to change? http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-0 ... malls.html
Currently I have over 100 tenants ( generally students either finishing advanced degrees or recent graduates, 1-3 years out of school and am seeing them struggle). We have exchange tables in the laundry rooms where one can drop off things no longer needed, but is still useful, clothes, furniture, etc. Many tenants find this very helpful.
Is the younger generation going to learn the advantages of frugality that was learned by an earlier generation? --- Could be.