The ‘Let Us Eat Cake’ Generation

Foreign Policy: The ‘Let Us Eat Cake’ Generation

When Marie Antoinette purportedly said, “let them eat cake,” it showed how out of touch the French aristocracy was with the people. Now, it’s the people who are out of touch with the world beyond France. The new generation wants what their parents had: jobs guaranteed for life, complete with five-weeks of vacation every year.

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