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“Everybody under 40 has got some kind of housing problem. They’re paying too much for their mortgage, they’re paying too much for their rent, they’re in trouble one way or the other.” Lord Best, Somewhere to Live, BBC1, 9 March 2015

Can Europe Do Better?

Liz Emerson reports on a European study that aims to give young British people a voice on the future of Europe

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“And when human politicians choose between the next election and the next generation, it’s clear what usually happens.” Warren Buffett (1977)

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“Governing institutions have been suborned by vested interests obsessed with short-term gain rather than long-term sustainability.” Al Gore, 45th US Vice President, in his book The Future

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“Intergenerational justice, intergenerational fairness and equality is going to be the issue of the next 10 or 15 years. Is this generation, my generation, going to do right by the younger generation?” Ed Miliband, January 2012

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“I think that [Intergenerational Equity] is a big issue for our country going forward. If I talk to young people, they feel their lives – and I’m not just talking about this government but more generally – they can’t find a job, their tuition fees have trebled, they can’t get a house. It is going… Read more »

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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

What do we owe the looters?

Liz Emerson asks where ultimately the responsibility lies for London’s riots