Constitutions are an intergenerational matter – and there’s a big cash prize to be won!

Should a national constitution be written in stone, or flexible enough for future generations to adapt it to their needs? The Intergenerational Foundation is asking academics to answer this and other related questions for the Intergenerational Justice Prize, worth €10,000, and also for the next edition of the Intergenerational Justice Review. Deadline 1 August 2016. Antony Mason explainsIF_Blog_IGJ_Prize_Constitutions Continue reading

Brexit: breaking my heart

IF_Blog_Vox_Pop_Retro_Mic_logo_revisedAs a European married to an English husband, as a mother, a taxpayer, a resident in Britain for 19 years, IF supporter Ana Sofía de la Quintana is horrified by the result of the EU referendum – in which she was not even allowed to vote. Contributing to our ongoing “Vox Pop” series, she explains why this raises fundamental questions about democracy, as well as about the future of our children Continue reading

Iron-ore mining in Goa: the case for Intergenerational Equity

Rahul Basu of the Goa Foundation explains why iron-ore mining has become such a contentious issue in Goa, and why the Goa Foundation has fought for an equitable intergenerational agreement to provide the best solution for the industry and the Goan population today, as well as for generations to come. There are lessons here for the world at largeIF_Blog_Iron-ore_mining_Goa Continue reading