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Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth


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Speaker(s): Ed Howker, Shiv Malik
Chair: Professor Julian Le Grand

Recorded on 20 October 2010 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

Why can so few young people afford to buy a house? Why do even top graduates struggle to find jobs? Why does politics – from voting to protesting – seem so pointless? Why is Britain not just 'broken' but also broke? Twenty-something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik tell the sad, maddening story of how their generation's future is being strangled by the culture of short-termism.

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