Sam Leith Sam Leith

The midlife crisis spread: why are the affluent so depressed?

Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ (1893)

‘You are here’, as those signs in windswept carparks unhelpfully point out. Yup. No mistaking it, you will tend to think glumly as you look at them. I had the same feeling when I looked at a new report from no less an institution than America’s National Bureau of Economic Research.

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