We are better off than 100 years ago, but are we better off than 50 years ago? I'm not better off than my dad was, I earn more sure, I work longer, with poorer job security, my wife has to work ful-ltime too, but I'd rather be a boomer! Life was and is setup for the boomers, they grew up in boom, had lots of good jobs always on offer, free education, super, pensions. Now it's still all for the boomers as they retire with their massive nesteggs, sell their massively appreciated houses and retire with all the money. Then we have to work longer and harder to support the aging population?!