LETTER: Baby talk

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The Independent Online
BEING a 50-something, I did not think of myself as a "baby boomer", ("The selfish generation", 27 August). I understood the term to refer to people conceived during the post-war "baby boom," now in the 35-49 age bracket. To extend the description to people up to the age of 64 seemed quite eccentric. Nevertheless, I agree that the real baby boomers, teenagers in the 60s and "yuppies" in the 80s, had a strong penchant for "selfish libertarianism", in the first case applied to sex and drugs, and then to the realm of economics.

David Smith

Milton Keynes.