The Internet’s Response To This Question From The Economist Was Perfect
This week the media had a very important question for millennials.
It wasn’t: “Is student debt out of control?”
Nor was it: “Is it finally time for rent caps?”
It wasn’t even: “Guys, come on, why haven’t you taken over yet? We clearly don’t know what we’re doing.”
Nope. It was this.
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) July 1, 2016
Why aren’t you buying diamonds?????
Yeah, Millennials, WHY AREN'T YOU BUYING FUCKING DIAMONDS?
— Simon (@TheSimonBarrett) July 1, 2016
Forget about everything that’s going on. Apparently this is what’s important.
im still losing my mind over "why aren't millennials buying diamonds?"
— wifesaber (@goldenhalla) July 1, 2016
You see, the diamond industry is in trouble. And it’s all your fault.
Possible theory: they have no fucking money pic.twitter.com/yxEcBkxPg3
— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) July 1, 2016
But there was no sympathy on the internet.
@TheEconomist go fuck yourself
— (((Weed Detective))) (@WolfmanZack415) July 1, 2016
Just millennials responding with the goddamn truth.
@TheEconomist maybe because they're burdened with crippling student loan debt and can't actually find a good paying job
— The only Derp™ (@D2_Derpinator) July 1, 2016
@TheEconomist Cuz we broke, bitch.
— Black. Queer. God. (@Adamant_Yves) July 1, 2016
@TheEconomist I work at a grocery store
— Kalon (@CowlonFullerton) July 1, 2016
"Why aren't millennials buying diamonds" she read as she ate crackers to quiet the hunger & wondered if she'd have a place to live come fall
— Alex Press (@alexnpress) July 1, 2016
If millennials were buying diamonds then the articles would be why millennials are wasting money on diamonds when they can't get jobs -_-
— Ami Angelwings (@ami_angelwings) July 1, 2016
THIS was a more valid question👇👇👇
why aren't millennials buying diamonds u ask? why aren't baby boomers giving me $$$ for diamonds i wonder
— t-Jah (@andnocage) July 1, 2016
So there’s your answer.
@TheEconomist I'm going to go with poverty.
— (((Team member))) (@knck1es) July 1, 2016
@TheEconomist I have $8 to my name
— Kelly Mays (@CoolDogsRule) July 1, 2016
Why aren't millennials yachting?
Why aren't millennials employing scullery maids? https://t.co/2JlTlrB3PD
— Alan (@alan_maguire) July 1, 2016