But are we also not living through an era where the tacit supporters of this stance are simply in the process of ceasing to be part of the demographic?
Witness endless discussions in the UK of “but you’ve messed up your Grandchildren’s choices” greeted by a Baby Boomer shrugging while smiling apologetically?
Now I don’t want to peddle in stereotypes that the ‘Boomers are uninterested: my parents are ‘Boomers and it is fair to say that the Millenials could have tried the tried and tested strategy of actually turning up. I suspect the ‘Boomers view is that the next generations will get their turn, and if they cared they could try voting.
This last point ignores the vast inter-generational wealth transfers caused by generations of pension provision blunders, house price squeezes and plain inequality growth.