Numlock Sunday: Philip Bump on the crest of the baby boom
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition.
This week, I spoke to Philip Bump, author of the new book The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America. Readers might remember Philip from a conversation we had last year about the launch of his new newsletter, How To Read this Chart.
Bump is out with an exciting new book looking at at the colossal impact that the Baby Boomer generation had on America, how it forced America to fundamentally change and expand and adjust at all points of their maturation and eventual political domination. It’s chock full of great charts and facts, and definitely worth checking out.
This interview has been condensed and edited.
You are the author of a new book called The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America. What makes the baby boomers so interesting?
Well, I think a few things. The first i…