Vote for a generation, not for a party
Posted by Martin Poulter on 21 April 2010
The Baby Boomers (those born in the generation after WWII) are the richest generation in history, at the expense of subsequent generations. They had free university tuition when their sons and daughters have to pay. They bought cheap houses before the boom and so acquired huge wealth while keeping young people off the property ladder. Their consumption created huge quantities of pollution whose costs the subsequent generations have to bear.
Two people trying to raise awareness of this intergenerational robbery are David Willetts (A Tory MP) and Neil Boorman (a former Guardian columnist). Boorman’s blog, It’s All Their Fault sets out the problem in a few pages and includes this radical voting suggestion:
Thanks Ryan for the link!