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Are we dis-counting young people’s futures

This short pamphlet explains why the “discount rate” is an intergenerational fairness issue and how the setting of it can tie the hands of younger and future generations. We are grateful to the Young Liberals, the Young Fabians, and the Young Greens, for contributing both to the pamphlet and to the debate that surrounded it. We contacted several organisations representing young people on the right of the political spectrum, but sadly none chose to participate.