The enormous financial debt we’ve been handed is from their overspending. Everything about today’s self-obsessed modern culture (record rates of divorce, suicide and drug addiction) comes from their megalomania. And the environmental crisis, dangerously close to the point of no return, is a hangover from their overconsumption. None of this is news to our parents though. The alarm bells have been ringing for decades, but they’re world leaders at burying their heads in the sand.
Greedy? Selfish? Mummy and Daddy? It can’t possibly be true? Here is what well-respected thinkers from across the political spectrum have to say:
‘Twentysomethings will be lumbered with higher levels of taxation in the future to pay for the longer and better retirements of the ageing baby-boomer generation … that’s not fair,’ says Ryan Shorthouse of The Guardian.
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