How tax distorts everything

How tax distorts everything – people respond to price signals which harms intergenerational fairness argues Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder.

Learn from Canada and help students with the cost-of-living crisis

With a cost-of-living crisis in full swing in the UK and peer countries, students are facing increasing financial strain. This year Canada has put an indefinite freeze on student loan interest collection to help alleviate the financial pressures from housing costs, food price increases and tuition fee hikes. IF researcher, Sylvan Lutz, argues that it… Read more »

The State of the graduate premium

With the first cohort to experience the 2022 changes to student loans having begun university, now is a good time to take stock and assess the state of the graduate premium. Toby Whelton, IF volunteer, investigates.

Is the Well-being of Future Generations Act the solution to intergenerational inequality?

Is the Well-being of Future Generations Act the solution to intergenerational inequality? Around the world, conventional policymaking has failed to address intergenerational inequality. Modern political institutions are incentivised to prioritise the short term and current generations at the expense of long-term problems for future generations. Consequently, policymakers repeatedly fail to address multi-generational problems, such as… Read more »

Autumn Statement 2023 – where is the intergenerational fairness?

The 2023 Autumn Statement did nothing to address intergenerational fairness and that was a missed opportunity by government. So what were the key policy announcements for April 2024 that might affect different generations? Daniel Harrison, economist, market analyst and author of Intergenerational Theft explains

A hard truth for Canada on International Intergenerational Fairness Day: past policy chickens have come home to roost

Younger Canadians are struggling to afford housing and raise families while worrying about growing public debt and the planet’s future livability.  As countries around the world come together to mark the first international Intergenerational Fairness Day on 16 November 2023, it’s clear that Canada is not alone in experiencing these harmful trends, writes Andrea Long… Read more »