Bob McCormick, of the “citizen’s blog” Global Summit, argues that to achieve long-term intra- and intergenerational justice we will need to reorganize human activity on the macro level.
Fiona Wilson gives a mother’s perspective on the dismal legacy of the baby boomers, and wonders why the younger generation is so acquiescent
Angus Hanton foresees a scarcity value for future labour, but other forces could undermine its potential for improving the fortunes of the young in the workplace
David Kingman looks at youth unemployment around the world, its causes and some possible solutions
Angus Hanton argues that tax changes could ease the burden of meeting increasing costs as the population ages
Angus Hanton asks if the baby boomers owe their success more to fortune than design – and if their prosperity has created an intergenerational deficit.
Guy Shrubsole, Director of the Public Interest Research Centre, believes that the baby boomers need to wise up to their environmental responsibilities towards future generations “Society”, wrote Edmund Burke, is “a contract… between those who are dead, those who are living, and those who are to be born”.
Angus Hanton proposes that the voting age should be reviewed to ensure that the younger generation is properly represented There are some democratic systems in which there is an upper age limit on voting. For example, in the Vatican Cardinals over 80 years old are not allowed to cast a vote in the election of a new Pope.… Read more »
David Kingman investigates whether the Arab Spring has really been a battle between older generations and the young.
Sam Desborough explains why he was gripped by Jilted Generation, and why he thinks it should be required reading for fellow students The blurb for Jilted Generation describes it as a work of ‘irresistible polemical energy’ and this proves to be a most apt summary of Ed Howker and Shiv Malik’s writing.