One of the drawbacks to blogging is that sometimes I will put much effort into researching an issue, publish it in a post, and then watch two things happen: (1) the post sink into the archives due to subsequent blogging, and (2) the data becoming outdated with the passage of time. The Original Research static pages balance the benefits of blogging with the fact that The Last Gen X American is also a Web site. These pages contain the most current research and I update them regularly while archiving older pages in sub-headers. Readers wishing to link to data I’ve collected should consider using the pages rather than any blog post.
Also, I’ve decided to block comments to these pages. I’ve found that page commenters tend to editorialize rather than thoughtfully address the data or my conclusions on them. If you find a mistake with the data I’ve collected, send me an e-mail (matt [dot] leichter [at] gmail [dot] com). If you disagree with the conclusions I draw from the data, write about it on your own blog.