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Tengen
Tengen

Dunno if this correlates with Trump support but it would explain their bizarre level of comfort with quantitative easing and artificially low interest rates.

Herkie
Herkie

Every generation has a decline in cognitive function as it ages, some of that is actual biological change such as Alzheimer's, but most of it is just attitude and not doing things to stay sharp like posting here does. Lack of social interaction playes a huge role in percieved decline. I feel it myself, the sparky inventive sharp mind I used to have is more and more rare these days, but then a steadier routine to thought has replaced it. In some ways this is good, I function better, have better control and less implusive action. Though it can be a challenge to fight inflexibility.

The babyboom generation has aged but is not out of line with previous generations as to liberal or conservative, if anything it seems to be somewhat more liberal than past generations, but basically the population always seems to be about 33% conservative, 33% liberal, and 33% that just don't really care that much. But you can make a lot of other ditictions in general about demographics like slightly more than half are optimists and not quite half are pessimists. And the older generation always has a lot of attention focused on it because it is older, it has had a lifetime of accumulation and those who have yet to get older and accumulate much, well about half look at that accumulation with greedy jealous eyes. Oh life is so unfair!

And it is always young people that lead revolutions because they have all these cognitive brainstorms they are so freaking certain will make the world a better place, like communism. It was not septugenarians that lead the October revolution that ousted the Romanov's.

Experience gets discounted and patience is mistaken for cognitive decline.

njbr
njbr

Exactly the same test that Trump was so proud of passing (with extra points, too!!)...

...As part of the study, participants completed a cognitive test in which they had to recall words they had heard earlier, count down from 100 by 7s, name objects they were shown and perform other tasks....

...The biggest factors linked to lower cognition scores among baby boomers in the study were lower wealth, higher levels of self-reported loneliness and depression, lack of physical activity and obesity.

Living without a spouse, being married more than once in their lives, having psychiatric problems and cardiovascular risk factors including strokes, hypertension, heart disease and diabetes were also associated with lower cognitive functioning among people in this generation.

"If it weren't for their better childhood health, move favorable family background, more years of education and higher likelihood of having a white-collar occupation, baby boomers would have even worse cognitive functioning," Zheng said....