Rigged: How the oil and gas industry is undermining future generations

The Prime Minister has just met the boss of Toshiba to discuss a likely high strike price for producing nuclear energy for the UK. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, looks at another huge energy bill likely to land on our children’s shoulders, this time from North Sea oil and gas decommissioning.

“Not tonight, Josephine” – Intergenerational Fairness delayed again

Politicians are apt to regret not doing more about key issues when they had the chance. As Angus Hanton, co-founder of IF, points out, intergenerational fairness is one such issue, as spotlighted in an exchange in parliament following the recent Spring Budget Statement

Just launched: a 10,000-euro prize for academic essays!

The biennial Intergenerational Justice Prize has just been announced, with a deadline of 1 July 2018, and a total of €10,000 (yes, ten thousand euros) up for grabs. IF’s Antony Mason explains

Votes at 16 bill torpedoed (again)

In the House of Commons, a private member’ s bill to reduce the voting age to 16 was squeezed out by a time limit on Friday 3 November – “sabotaged” by the Conservatives, according to Opposition MPs. It now has little chance of becoming law. IF supporter Melissa Jane Knight sees this as both deeply… Read more »

Nothing is certain but ageing and taxes

With rising rents, staggering student debts and increasing inflation that cuts into already depressed real wages, are young people’s finances at (tax) breaking point? Could age-based taxation improve the intergenerational balance? Elliot Jones, IF Summer Intern, explores…  

Ashes to ashes? Justice and the world we leave behind

Recent decades have seen important steps toward equality for different genders, sexualities and ethnicities. But members of one “group” remain second-class citizens. We must broaden our understanding of social membership and take responsibility for the effects of our actions upon those who will be born after we are gone. Rohin Burney-O’Dowd, IF summer intern, investigates.