Karl Deeter: The lost generation

It’s easy to dismiss young people as lazy and clueless, but it’s our complacency in the face of job insecurity and out-of-reach house prices that is storing up future trouble

11th June, 2017

I’m probably not alone in sometimes thinking so many of the young people nowadays are moany, borderline lazy, self-obsessed snowflakes with barely any common sense.

It isn’t true of course, it’s a reflection of the fact that I’m growing old and every generation says almost the same thing about the one coming up behind them. When I was a (younger) Gen-X’er the same thing was said about my cohort....

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