​​COP26: progress on forest protection for future generations

Intergenerational Foundation Co-Founder, Angus Hanton, assesses the agreement between national leaders concerning forest protection and recovery at COP26 on Tuesday last week. Will their agreement be enough to protect “the lungs of the Earth”? What more can and should be done to protect forests and rainforests for the sake of young people and future generations?… Read more »

Young will suffer from local spending cuts

The National Audit Office has published a report on initial learning from the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, examines the findings and concludes that, without the implementation of intergenerational fairness impact assessments, it will be younger generations who will lose out in public sector spending decisions while having to pick… Read more »

How inflation could blow up the younger generation

Commodity prices have already gone up sharply around the world and many other prices seem to be headed north. To fight COVID-19 the government has printed huge quantities of new money and many economists are predicting the result will be a sharp rise in inflation. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, asks what this would mean for the old and the… Read more »

Book Review: OK Boomer, Let’s Talk

IF Co-founder Angus Hanton recommends Jill Filipovic’s new book, OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind– particularly to Boomers

Year 1 of the COVID plague

Angus Hanton, Co-founder of IF, raises the question of intergenerational fairness as we contemplate the possibility of emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown

Could Covid-19 signal the death of British universities?

IF Co-founder Angus Hanton says that university students have every right to claim that they are not getting their money’s worth. Indeed, the Covid-19 crisis may be placing the whole university system in jeopardy

Covid-19: this is the moment to scrap student debt

The Coronavirus crisis calls for some radical rethinking all round – but the young are especially exposed. Angus Hanton, Co-Founder of IF, proposes two solutions that would make a big difference to intergenerational justice: scrap student debt and slash income tax for the young

Have we been “othering” younger generations?

Angus Hanton, Co-founder of IF, suggests that young people are victims of an “othering” process, which sets them apart in a generational power struggle that has both financial and political implications

Can tree-planting mitigate climate change?

Tree-planting is often cited as the antidote to CO2 emissions. So is it just a question of planting more trees? Angus Hanton, Co-founder of IF, looks at the realities of this solution