Do Millennials Buy Too Many Nice Things?

Every other week or so you’ve probably seen an article about how “millennials are killing this industry”, or “millennials are spending way too much money on that”. While many a millennial may shell out a little extra for that convenient Uber drive or eat out a couple more nights than they should, is this really symbolic of short-sighted investment or just a way to make life a little more comfortable? Joining us on Drive is Professor Ben Spies-Butcher, head of the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University. He’s here to chat with us about why we spend the way we do.

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