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“Our ancestors were able to live in peace with nature and with their past and future generations. We have to learn it again and to recreate these functions and institutions that serve our survival. This is our only chance – we should not miss it.” Sandor Fulop, Hungarian Ombudsman for Future Generations

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“I welcome the creation of an organisation that understands that the consideration for future generations must be at the heart of policy making in any civilised society,” Professor Laurence Kotlikoff on IF

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“After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.” Corinthians 12, verse 14b

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“Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we ‘keep’ our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This ‘solution’, I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations.” David R Brower

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“The benefits … are being paid for by mounting government debt… much of it simply implicit in the promises of what services the government will pay for. Those promises will almost certainly be broken.” Diane Coyle, The Economics of Enough

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“Future taxpayers will be paying a higher share of their incomes to their governments for a lower entitlement to services and benefits from their governments.” Diane Coyle, The Economics of Enough

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“All economies lack the kinds of statistics needed to ensure that policies take due account of their legacy for future generations.” Diane Coyle, The Economics of Enough

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“By 2050, Britain will have to spend £80 billion per year above what it does now on pensions, long-term elderly care and the NHS.” OECD, 23 May 2011

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“The cost of Britain’s ageing population will be 10 times more expensive than the financial crisis.” OECD, 23 May 2011

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Of care for the elderly: “Savers aren’t saving for it, families aren’t planning for it, local authorities have next to no budget for it.” Ros Altmann, Director-General, Saga