Daisy Buchanan is hard at it:
…. people in their early 20s need to feel that they can be proud of their accomplishments if they’re ever going to lead their own lives.
Those ‘accomplishments’ being…?
Adult children do need support. And traditionally, that support came from the state.
‘The state’ doesn’t have its own money. So, traditionally, that support came from the pockets of taxpayers. Childless ones, too…
The problem of young people graduating amid a fog of debt and anxiety is a recent one. Parents who think their kids are in a state of arrested development would do well to remember that their studies were paid for, they received grants, not loans, and if they couldn’t immediately find a job and pay their rent, the state would support them – they would not be forced to return to their teenage bedrooms and wait for their lives to get going as they watched the dust gather on the Meccano sets sitting on the tops of their old wardrobes.
The money’s run out, Daisy. Ask the last Chancellor.