How would a 4-day week help young people?

A century ago, economists believed that increases in economic productivity would lead to drastically shorter working weeks by the beginning of the 21st century. Although these predictions have not yet materialised, recent years have seen an increased interest in instituting a 4-day work week. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses how a 4-day week might benefit… Read more »

Young let down by Starmer and Sunak?

This week the leaders of the UK’s two biggest political parties, Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer, laid out their visions for the country. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, uses the lens of intergenerational fairness to assess their proposals on the key issues that most affect younger and future generations

Affordable housing – could we learn something from Vienna?

Vienna, a metropolis rich in both cultural and architectural heritage, which often ranks as the most liveable city in the world, also boasts some of the lowest housing costs in Europe. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses key aspects of Vienna’s housing policy and argues that we should not overlook Vienna’s model when searching for answers… Read more »