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“As a species, our brains have just not evolved to deal with threats whose effects will be felt in what, for us, counts as the remote future. We respond to them by ignoring them.” Daniel Kahneman, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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“A politician thinks about the next elections — the statesman thinks about the next generations.” James Freeman Clarke (1810–88), American theologian and author

Marine Garbage Pollution: an International Problem

Sarah Cruz Lima, of the Institute for Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University, describes the imperfect efforts to curb dumping at sea, a classic case of short-term expediency with clear long-term – hence intergenerational – implications

Good news: jobless total falls

Somewhat against expectations, today’s unemployment figures have moved in the right direction. For all generations? Antony Mason investigates

Loans for Higher Education: the dodgy dossier

Antony Mason argues that, even if they can’t do anything about being stuck with higher debts, university students still have cause for complaint about the terms which they are forced to agree to

Ageing in China

David Kingman explores the economic and social implications of China’s rapidly ageing population