Monday, September 26, 2011

The 1960s

I can just see, having done arbitration in the industrial scene, that the employers will love this generation, that they are not going to press very many grievances, there won't be much trouble, they are going to do their jobs, they are going to be easy to handle. There aren't going to be riots. There aren't going to be revolutions. There aren't going to be many strikes.
Source: Clark Kerr, Spotlight on the college student, 1959
Taken From: Strauss and Howe, The Fourth Turning, 1997 pg169


  1. LOL you took the words right out of my mouth! I read that and went well he had that generation all pegged wrong now didn't he!!

  2. :-D I got it out of that Fourth Turning book which was an interesting history book. It looks at history, specifically American history as a cycle of generational archetype that repeat every 80-100 years. That was one example the author gave of people thinking one generation is going to be just like the previous.