Following Szarlotka example I would say: It's your problem.
I deny ever saying that:)
Oops - just found that I repeatedly said that:)
I blame capitalism in general. The impacts are horrendous:
McDonalds, Burger King, Russians running soccer clubs, Liverpool FC being owned by a Yank and a Canadian, rubbish food, lack of social cohesion, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair. The list is endless.
Joking aside I think Miranda has succinctly pointed out the imapcts in her original and susequent posts. Others have rightly emphasised that this is a global problem. In the UK it is becoming difficult to see how our young can get on the property owning ladder. The real estate prices are horrendous. Even with the inevitable adjustment that will come in this area it is going to become more difficult. We are, in the wider EU, in a period of adjustment and transition. Read a prediction the other day that by 2050 the population of Poland (and other A8) states will be down 20% and that of the UK up by 15%. It predicted an influx from Asia & Africa into the EU of around 1.3 million people per annum over the period. The times they are a changing. How we collectively deal with the social and economic impacts is down to our governments and to us as individuals. The key to individual survival and prosperity will be education and commitment. IMHO Polish people will find that transition easier than most. They have a can do attitude. I think it is the people from the 'fat' economies' who will find this harder (oh boy that puts me in the firing line).
Evolve or Die:)
Greetings from Estonia (I know I said Lithuania last night but hey, one Baltic state is much the same as another).