Angry Robot

The Cheapest Generation

Tries to make sense of millenials’ apparently decreased interest in motor vehicles and houses (other than depressingly high youth unemployment). Makes the argument that smartphones do a lot of what people used to want cars for: “opening new vistas and carrying us far from the physical space in which we reside”. Other choice quote: “The typical new car costs $30,000 and sits in a garage or parking spot for 23 hours a day.” Well, when you put it like that.

The car lobby should lobby the phone guys to lower prices so that they can afford some wheels.

• March 17, 2014, 4:13 pm |