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"It is clear that many hippie leaders became in the 1980s perfect yuppies, including the great leader Jerry Rubin, turned Reagan activist and neo-liberal convinced Republican. In France, Michel Clouscard was the main thinker to have predicted this transformation, seeing in the hippie movement a simple internal crisis of American capitalism, which far from being threatened was to emerge only stronger from these events. He crystallized this idea in his concept of "liberal-libertarian"." --Sholem Stein

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"Yuppie" (short for "young urban professional" or "young, upwardly-mobile professional") The term is first attested in 1980, when it was used as a fairly neutral demographic label; by the mid-to-late 1980s, when a "yuppie backlash" developed, due to concerns over issues such as gentrification, some writers used the term as a pejorative.

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