Like many executives of my age, I'm Generation X. I too was buying into the entitled, short-attention-span and "me-first" generalizations linked with your generation. But then after hiring a few of you, I saw much more to you than the stereotype.
How do you run an economy without statistics? Poorly, that's how. But that's what we're in for if we muzzle and starve the agencies that gather this context — a fate that seems likely under the current management.