Did this happen? If it did, then it's the Gen X Smoking Gun.
This from Susie's blog stuck in my mind:
I blame the collapse of health care reform in the 90s with the Brittney/Christina/N’Sync/etc. wave of music a few years later. Day jobs that artists generally take stopped paying for health insurance, and parents stopped supporting their twenty-somethings trying for a creative career. Probably is also a big chunk of the reason for the collapse of the indie film scene in the US.
I know we take now that lack of support for anything non-MBA for granted, and the era of grunge soon turned into another bubble. But the early 90s were different.
Beyond what happened to the Clinton Administration, could we look back and discuss what we lost, and how Generation X wasn't disposed at first to hate Boomers, until the Village, self-loathing Boomers themselves, showed them how? I think that's the key to ending the "let's you and him fight" nonsense that's the Obama Administration's own form of triangulation -- market to the young, dismiss the old, and screw both.