Will Age Decide the 2015 Election?

In the fourth of our week-long series of articles on intergenerational themes co-published with the independent public policy think tank ResPublica, Liz Emerson (Co-Founder of the Intergenerational Foundation) discusses the influence of the “Grey Vote”, and what can be done to ensure better representation of the young

All Under One Roof?

Could multi-generational – or intergenerational – living provide an answer to the housing crisis and the challenges of ageing? Liz Emerson reports on a TV documentary that aims to explore this, and how you could be part of it

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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

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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