Internet InfoMedia it sucks to be 33

Jeanna Smialek, who covers the U.S. economy for The Times, will be 33 in a few weeks; she is part of a cohort born in 1990 and 1991 that makes up the peak of America’s population.

At every life stage, that microgeneration has stretched a system that was often too small to accommodate it, leaving its members — so-called peak millennials — with outsize economic power but also a fight to get ahead.


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Jeanna Smialek, a U.S. economy correspondent for The New York Times.

In an illustration, a group of people stretch their arms to the sky toward a single small house hovering far above them.
“Peak millennials” have been in a lifelong competition for America’s economic resources, reshaping the world around them.Deena So Oteh

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