Eurostat statistics in October 2016 showed that less than a third of under-35s in Italy had left their parental home, a figure 20 percentage points higher than the European average.
The grown up child living in her childhood bedroom or the basement is actually a global problem. I don’t pretend to have the answers. All I know is my millennials are gone. Neither of the two are financially dependent upon the Bank of Mom & Dad. Hopefully we did some things right. Maybe we got a little lucky.
Summary: Immigration from Mexico was a hot issue in Campaign 2016. An equally serious danger was ignored — contagion to the US from the insurgency of drug cartels against Mexico. (Graphic copyright Stratfor 2016)
With increasing legalization of marijuana in the US the cartels are now selling more heroin and methamphetamine. It’s been a while since I read up on this issue.
Still looking to buy that beachfront bargain in Mexico?
A hard lesson in understanding you cannot do whatever you want anywhere you want on this planet.