The big problem for today’s youth is that governments do everything they can to pamper the big landowners and owners of international chains and companies and give them as many financial benefits as possible, while the citizens are taxed very heavily and do not get paid for their work as it should be, while goods become more and more expensive (even the necessities of life such as shelter, water and energy).
Yet they will have to know and learn that it is best to put some money aside for later, because to lay something for a rainy day is now more necessary than ever. If they do not provide for their old age now, they could end up very poor when they retire.
It has been a long time since I last posted. I had a piece nearly ready to go and then Austria’s political crisis and resignation of the Generation Y Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, rendered it all out of date without a significant rewrite. And I will concede that the last couple of months have been a struggle in terms of sitting down to write a blog. But I am back.
Yesterday saw me visit my bank branch for the first time in 18 months: there hadn’t been any need to do so, and even yesterday’s visit would not have been classed as being an essential one. I did however come close to going into a bank with my neighbour, who wanted to give the first lockdown the finger, in April 2020 by collecting her pension in person until I managed to dissuade her. All my payments have long been made…
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