The Pinch : How the Baby Boomers Took Their Children's Future - And Why They Should Give it Back

By (author) Willetts, David

This provocative and thought-provoking book argues that the baby boomer generation have thrived at the expense of their children. The baby boom of 1945-65 produced the biggest, richest generation that Britain has ever known. Today, at the peak of their power and wealth, baby boomers now run our country; by virtue of their sheer demographic power, they have fashioned the world around them in a way that meets all of their housing, healthcare and financial needs. In this original and provocative book, David Willetts shows how the baby boomer generation has attained this position at the expense of their children. Social, cultural and economic provision has been made for the reigning section of society, whilst the needs of the next generation have taken a back seat. Willetts argues that if our political, economic and cultural leaders do not begin to discharge their obligations to the future, the young people of today will be taxed more, work longer hours for less money, have lower social mobility and live in a degraded environment in order to pay for their parents' quality of life. Baby boomers, worried about the kind of world they are passing on to their children, are beginning to take note. However, whilst the imbalance in the quality of life between the generations is becoming more obvious, what is less certain is whether the older generation will be willing to make the sacrifices necessary for a more equal distribution. "The Pinch" is a landmark account of intergenerational relations in Britain. It is essential reading for parents and policymakers alike.

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書名 The Pinch : How the Baby Boomers Took Their Children's Future - And Why They Should Give it Back
著作者等 Willetts, David
書名別名 How the Baby Boomers Took Their Children's Future - And Why They Should Give it Back
出版元 Atlantic Books
刊行年月 2010.02.01
ページ数 288p
大きさ H234 x W156
ISBN 9781848872318
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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