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This review is from: Jilted Generation (Paperback)
Everyone under 30 needs to read this book. For so many years I've been feeling so frustrated without clearly understanding why. Why is it I'm 27, earn almost as much as my parents combined and can't afford to buy a house? How can I have a stable relationship when my partner and I are constantly moving to find work? How come I can't find a great job when I have a 1st class degree? This book takes all the half formed thoughts that have been flying around my head, and articulates them fully, providing a wealth of research to support their argument.
It's somber reading, but somehow reassuring to know that actually, it's not just you, you are trying hard, and this situation has been decades in the making. Asides from being interesting reading, and essential cannon fodder for the next person who tells you that young people have it easy, this book, if anything, shows why young people need to rekindle their interest in politics
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Initial post: 20 Sep 2011 13:13:31 BDT
I felt the same way when reading this book. Part of the terrifying nature of it for me was the way its description of housing, where the young are bounced from one profiteering landlord to another with little control of their destiny or choice chimed so well with my own experiences, trapped on the let side of the buy to let market. The fact that housing is of such poor quality and yet neither you nor your landlord has any incentive to deal with it just adds insult to injury.
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