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“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” Thomas Jefferson

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“2.8 million people aged between 18 and 44 are delaying having children because they can’t afford to buy a home.” Belinda Turffrey, The Human Cost, Shelter 2010

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“In 1971 the over-60s made up one-fifth of the population; in 2030 they will make up almost one-third of the population.” 2008 National Population Projections, ONS 2009

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“Of the NHS budget of about £100bn, half goes on the over-65s.” David Willetts, The Pinch, 2010

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“If house prices had grown in line with the stock market over the last two decades (5% a year) then average house prices would be 50% cheaper.” Martin Weale, Head of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research

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“The over-45s hold 83% of the UK’s property wealth; the over-65s, 40%. Skip to the under-35s and the figure is just 5%.” Linton Chiswick, Citywire

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In 1987 the United Nations defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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“It [the state] becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.” Edmund Burke, 1789

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“I sincerely believe… that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” Thomas Jefferson, 1816