The discourse started thanks to a CNBC piece where a strategist claimed that millennials are driving inflation because so many people in our generation “waited” to enter the housing market and make other big purchases. 

Yup, just us biding our time for no reason at all, hoarding all of our precious gold like so many 27- to 42-year-old dragons only to unleash all of our spending power at once and ruin everything yet again. Surely there were no other external factors motivating our decisions, such as a housing affordability crisis or massive student loan debt.

This unfortunate take has since been picked up by other outlets, like Fortune and Newsweek, and it continues to stir up conversation.