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An American Millennial Explains American Millennials

A confession: I’m an American millennial.

Popular lore holds that I enjoy lazy, booze-filled brunches; binge-watching Netflix with my significant other; the faux healthful benefits of working at a standing desk; and taking long sits on the couch staring at a glowing rectangle in my palm.

And if you believe the latest headlines, I’m also part of the biggest generation of marks since the 17th-century Dutch bought up tulips like gold-flecked holy water.  “Millennials lost money to scams more often than their grandparents,” USA Today reported.  “Millennials more likely than seniors to fall for online scams” says CBS.  “Forget the cliché of the vulnerable senior citizen falling victim to scammers,” admonishes Market Watch; “a larger share of young people reported that they lost money to […]

 

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