COMMENTARY: Are we cheating children to subsidize old people?

Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik. (Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik. (Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Whether it's because the current partisan environment has us fixated on age in America, or because everyone is seeking an explanation for Americans' discontent with a growing economy, or for some other reason, an old yarn about a generational war in the country has been making the rounds lately.

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