A Generation Of Sociopaths: How The Baby Boomers Betrayed America by Bruce Cannon Gibney

A Generation Of Sociopaths: How The Baby Boomers Betrayed America

byBruce Cannon Gibney

Hardcover | March 7, 2017

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"Sure to be controversial."--Fortunemagazine

What happens when a society is run by people who are anti-social? Welcome to Baby Boomer America.

InA Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. A former partner in a leading venture capital firm, Gibney examines the disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the expense of future generations.

Acting without empathy, prudence, or respect for facts--acting, in other words, as sociopaths--the Boomers turned American dynamism into stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan fiasco. The Boomers have set a time bomb for the 2030s, when damage to Social Security, public finances, and the environment will become catastrophic and possibly irreversible--and when, not coincidentally, Boomers will be dying off.

Gibney, whose 2011 essay "What Happened to the Future?" transfixed the investment world, argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the Boomers accountable and begin restoring America. Distilling deep research into a witty, colorful indictment of the Boomers and an urgent defense of the once-unquestioned value of society,A Generation of Sociopathsis poised to become one of the most controversial books of the year.

About The Author

Bruce CannonGibneyis a venture capitalist and writer. An early investor in PayPal, he later joined Founders Fund, where he and his colleagues funded Facebook, Spotify, Palantir Technologies, Elon Musk's SpaceX, Airbnb, Lyft, and other start-ups.

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Title:A Generation Of Sociopaths: How The Baby Boomers Betrayed AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.5 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316395781

ISBN - 13:9780316395786

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"[Gibney] has a wry, amusing style and plenty of wellparsed statistics to back him up ... Read AGeneration of Sociopaths and hope for the best. Gibney is moreoptimistic than those who predict an imminent third world war, than thescientists who warn of sudden climate shifts and the end of antibiotics, andeven - in one sense - than the evangelicals who believe in the Rapture.He also has a better sense of humor."-Jane Smiley, The Guadian