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Booming: Gen la(Z)y, vacant stores, pop-up shop quiz

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Gen Z and millennial workers have become a punchline for conservative pundits and TikTok comedians. Young people get a bad rap for refusing to go above and beyond at work. Is this just the latest battle in an endless generational war, or do young people really have less work ethic? And if so, what's driving the shift? KUOW's economy reporters Monica Nickelsburg and Joshua McNichols have answers in this episode of Booming.

Plus, Seattle's urban ghost town sees sparks of life. See if you can guess which artists, makers, and pop-up businesses are moving into vacant storefronts downtown.

"Booming" is a production of KUOW in Seattle, a proud member of the NPR Network.

Our editor is Carol Smith. Our producer is Lucy Soucek.

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