Why Millennials Just Don't Care About Cars
Internet obsession is a big reason, but it's not the only one.
Outside the Boxer. I think you may be putting your own spin on the "facts". Large cities have had a resurgence in urban centers (and a decline in auto use) in spite of your representation to the contrary.
New cars last twice as long as decades ago, in spite of your representation that spoiled car companies create un needed demand.
But I think the fundemental flaw in your thinking, is that the general public is duped by corporations. Those natsy corporations are made up your your family, friends and neighbors, and our "general public" needs no help in it's relentless pursuit of self satisfaction. That human condition seems hard wired in....100 years ago, or today
Don't confuse the past with the present...they are different
Pretty clueless analysis.
There is one major reason the love affair with the automobile is waning - the enjoyment is disappearing.
Driving a car was freedom, it was fun, it was exhilirating. Now there are a traffic lights everywhere and speeding has been elevated to the level of serious crime. Too many police dedicated to traffic duty instead of protecting us from real criminals.
I expect Europe, with the Autobahn, will be more resilient.
See, this is why GM, Toyota are struggling while Apple is soaring. The Millenial Generation are much more interested in technological gadget than cars, and that's where they spend their disposable income. And considering the dismal job prospects for people in their 20s and 30s, this makes perfect sense, since these high tech gadgets cost significantly less than cars, don't require expensive gas for power, and don't require expensive regular maintenance either!
The preceding generation always accuses blatantly that ""its their generation has had it tough and the following generation are lazy and have a lousy work ethic etc..etc.."
The older generation have sold their soul to the big corporates who sell products and services to buy stuff that we don't really need.
The current generation have figured this out, and having witnessed the 2nd major financial crisis in 2008. They have made their choices to live a simple life where they don't need cars, expensive homes and living up to the "Joneses".
If you preceding generation want to really help the X-Genrs, Millenialls, maybe Boomers should consider volunteer cushy Medicare/Medicaid programs that's bleeding this country dry.
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