Unpaid internships have become part of the working landscape for young people at the start of their careers. They are exploitative and should be outlawed – were it not for a troubling dilemma, as Antony Mason explains
David Kingman explores the implications of the recent news that atmospheric concentrations may have gone past the threshold of 400 parts per million
The IF Film Competition “Young, Gifted and Broke” (in association with the Guardian and the National Union of Students), received so many high-quality films that the judges, who included Christopher Hird and Dominic Minghella, decided to award seven of them the honour of being “Highly Commended”.
Congratulations to Dorothy Allen-Pickard and Nicki Williams, who have won first prize in the Documentary category of the IF Film Competition (in association with the Guardian and the National Union of Students). They supplied these brief descriptions about how they got there, and their motivations.
A new report by Unicef puts British children in 16th place among the world’s rich countries, when it comes to well-being. Antony Mason reports
A recent paper published by the Harvard Kennedy School reveals how the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan will cost the US $4 to $6 trillion over the next 40 years – far more than was expected. Antony Mason explains
David Kingman explains the precarious situation in the US city of Detroit, which is having to take unprecedented steps to try to stave off bankruptcy
IF Vox Pop is a series of pieces submitted to the Intergenerational Foundation by members of the public, expressing their take on the issues we raise. Here Brendan Hollowood tells of his struggles to get a foothold in the UK workforce that have forced him abroad.
The Prime Minister has again issued his support for the status quo on OAP benefits, despite mounting opposition from some of his colleagues. David Kingman comments
The longevity explosion has received the attention of these wise, but older people. Angus Hanton assesses the outcome