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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!