I'm wondering about the accuracy of some of these statements.
with 20 years of economic shrinking and ever fewer jobs.... something like 80% of below 40yo has never have any real job outside occasional gigs etc. Hell working has become almost abnormal. As has middle class.. nowadays its middleclass to to live in a city council owned and paid for apartment while on welfare.. ( I think this statement applies to UK)
Finland has gone to complete shit with a policy that still demands massive inflation and occasional slashing of zeroes from the currency so as to keep bread from costing millions of marks. The compulsory unions writing all the laws and parliament being their rubber stamp just hasn't bothered to grow up to the fact that finland is in eu with a stable currency not owned by them or the parliament.
All the while prices are skyhigh, severely uncompetitively so. So between those facts living standards are among the lowest in western europe. Kinda like albania or portugal.
Oh yeah and since finances are tight and there are very few jobs.. what to do? Well obviously the problem is a lack of labor never mind the million or so educated unemloyeds... just bring in analfabet goatherders without toilet, escalator or language skills. they will create factories :D System is utterly fucking insane. All of which just speeds up rising taxes , rising prices, shrinking living standards and thus shrinking the economy ever further until starvation is inevitable.
I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.