'People under 40 are not used to losing jobs or being made redundant. We are not used to property prices falling or not having what we want. As adults we haven't suffered hardship.'
Anyone care to disagree?
And let's not even get started on how asinine the rest of the feature is. Fretting about your haircut is not the same thing as having panic disorder, or OCD, or PTSD, or clinical depression. And if worrying about her split ends is the worst kind of anxiety that Harriet Green can imagine, I'm not entirely sure what qualifies her to write a cover feature about a) anxiety disorders and b) economic hardship.
On which note, forgive me if I'm wrong about this, but when 'the mother of all recessions' does eventually strike, I don't think it's middle-class Londoners and people who are used to checking into the Priory when they get a bit overwhelmed that are going to be the hardest hit by it, do you?
So just maybe the Guardian and the Observer could ease up a bit on this whole 'ooh blimey recession is coming, we're all going to have to shop at Asda instead of Waitrose, it'll be just like the Great Depression, what larks' tossery, and give a tiny bit of consideration to who might actually be suffering from real economic hardship, and what that suffering might be like, and what we might be able to do about it.
I thought that was what being a liberal was all about. No?