Even the Beeb has picked up on our love for all things zombie! But how does the craze for the walking dead represent how we are collectively feeling in these tough financial times?
Are we turning away from our cosy, naive lives to face the fact that nothing can be relied on. Mass unemployment, rocky financial stability, high inflation, and rocketing oil prices... what will we have to face next? The undead? Maybe!
The report says that youth unemployment can give the young a sense of not being able to see a future for themselves. Without a future what is there? We've already seen the shocking rioting on the streets of our cities with children as young as 11 years-old looting. It took the police days to get control, so we know if there was an outbreak of anything nasty - the police would be useless!
Zombies may represent our fear of the future in these uncertain times.