Yesha Callahan

Are You A Frustrated Millennial? The Old Economy Steve Meme Was Created Just For You


It’s not easy keeping up with the various memes and such infiltrating the internet so if you happened to miss Old Economy Steve, we’ve got you. Steve is a 1970 something blue collar worker with a feathered hair cut and an awkward grin. He represents a generation of frustrated millennials facing rising student loan debt and dire job prospects; a generation TIME Magazine recently referred to as lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow. Ouch!
Millennials have a few things to say to judgmental, condescending baby boomers who are completely out of touch with the reality that is the present day economic climate and Old Economy Steve is just the guy to get those messages across efficiently.
According to Know Your Meme, the photo of this young man was originally featured alongside acne-related content. Someone on reddit repurposed the photo and the rest is history. Check out some of the hilarious examples and let us know your thoughts below. Ha! Let em know Steve!
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  1. January 15, 2016 - Reply

    Brilliant & accurate.

  2. January 15, 2016 - Reply

    Ha! So true.

  3. January 15, 2016 - Reply

    Very Witty.

  4. January 15, 2016 - Reply

    Funny, but this meme exists because white males are finally starting to get a taste of what black people have had to endure for a couple hundred years.

    • January 16, 2016 - Reply



    • February 6, 2016 - Reply


      Yes! Lol…

  5. January 16, 2016 - Reply

    It should say, graduates from HIGH SCHOOL with a full time job and benefits. So tired of baby boomers saying that our generation is lazy!

  6. January 22, 2016 - Reply

    Is the comment going to bring up race again. :/

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