Thanks for a Great Debate

By Michael Kinsley

This post is part of our forum on Michael Kinsley's October cover story exploring the legacy of the Baby Boomers and what they owe the country. Follow the debate here.

Eric Liu has always been a higher-minded person than me. He still wants to see the Boomer generation involved in active public service, whereas I am willing to settle for cash. Trouble is, I think my fellow Boomers share my low-mindedness more than his high-mindedness.

And I'm thrilled to learn that a billboard in Times Square promises eternal life and youth. Billboards never lie.

Many thanks to all participants for an interesting week and a half. And many thanks to The Atlantic for arranging and hosting this discussion, and for much else.

The debate continues here.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/09/thanks-for-a-great-debate/63514/