The first rule of Baby Boomer Club: don’t talk about it
Young people can’t afford to buy homes because the wealth is being held by the older generation – and we’re all okay with it
For the last few generations, people tended to live according to a largely predictable pattern: they got married in their early 20s, bought a home, worked a permanent job for a very long time, had a short retirement and then died.
Modern technological and medical advances mean that more people now attend university, often gain subsequent degrees, and enter the currently precarious and transitory workplace at a later age.
They can’t afford to ...