Neil Howe and William Strauss have responded to the report on “Gen Y’s ego trip takes a nasty turn” with an article appearing in the L.A. Times:

Will the real Gen Y please stand up

Here’s an excerpt:

“No matter what teens say on surveys, there is scant evidence that they act more selfishly. In fact, the trends in youth behavior support the opposite conclusion — namely, that Millennials have much greater regard for each other, their parents and the community than Gen X’ers or baby boomers had at the same phase of life.”

Jean Twenge and William Strauss debated the topic on public radio this week.