Antony Mason suggests that Jeff Randall’s TV report should be required viewing for anyone interested in today’s intergenerational issues.
Liz Emerson sees a dangerous precedent in New Zealand’s “intergenerational roading projects”
Antony Mason looks at the laboured progress of the EU over the Common Fisheries Policy, which seems unable to address with sufficient urgency the threat to fish stocks and our fishing industry
Billy Harding looks at the recently published ITUC poll which shows that, of the 13 countries investigated, only citizens in Indonesia, Brazil, and Bulgaria believe that future generations will be better off than today’s generation. Some 66 per cent of respondents from all countries believe that future generations will be worse off.
David Kingman analyses the gloomy findings from the forecast of the UK housing market recently released by PricewaterhouseCoopers
David Kingman ponders what kind of “legacy” the people responsible for London’s successful Olympic Games will actually be able to achieve
“As a species, our brains have just not evolved to deal with threats whose effects will be felt in what, for us, counts as the remote future. We respond to them by ignoring them.” Daniel Kahneman, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Nobel Laureate in Economics
Billy Harding, a volunteer at IF and second year student at Exeter University, has been digging into the contract which new students will be signing up to for the loans – and doesn’t much like what he sees
Antony Mason sees much to commend in “Plan B for Youth”, launched by the think-tank Compass on 17 July
“A politician thinks about the next elections — the statesman thinks about the next generations.” James Freeman Clarke (1810–88), American theologian and author