7 Billion: The great sideshow

David Kingman argues that commentators have become too caught up in arguing about the appropriate size for the Earth’s population, when what really matters is the age structure of the population in individual countries

Looking back in Anger: the August riots

Melissa Jane Knight reflects on the experience and causes of the riots that shook London and many other cities of England in August 2011, and makes a powerful appeal for action at ground level.

Blocked and in debt: the cry of youth

Youth worker Melissa Jane Knight gives an impassioned account of the dire prospects facing her generation. And she is one of “lucky ones” who stuck with education. The key to more equitable solutions lies in better targeted government policy.

Reorganizing for intergenerational justice

Bob McCormick, of the “citizen’s blog” Global Summit, argues that to achieve long-term intra- and intergenerational justice we will need to reorganize human activity on the macro level.

Baby boomers: the cats with the cream

Fiona Wilson gives a mother’s perspective on the dismal legacy of the baby boomers, and wonders why the younger generation is so acquiescent

Can We Still Fund Cradle-to-Grave Care?

Liz Emerson looks at the wider implications of the alarming EHRC report on the quality of council-run home care