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Pinch : How the Baby Boomers Took Their Children's Future - and Why They Should Give it -- Hardback: Willetts, David: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Pinch : How the Baby Boomers Took Their Children's Future - and Why They Should Give it -- Hardback
Pinch : How the Baby Boomers Took Their Children's Future - and Why They Should Give it -- Hardback
แต่งโดย Willetts, David
สำนักพิมพ์ : Atlantic Books
วันที่ตีพิมพ์ : 2010/02
Binding : Hardcover
เลขที่ISBN : 9781848872318

ราคาบนระบบBookWeb : THB 1,028.00
ราคาสำหรับสมาชิกบัตร KPC : THB 925.00

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Review:
Times Literary Supplement March 26, 2010 No.5582
Table of Contents
 
List of Tables                                     ix
Acknowledgements                                   xi
Introduction                                       xv
1  Who We Are                                      1
2  Breaking Up                                     24
3  The Baby Boom                                   35
4  spending the Kids' Inheritance                  57
5  The Social Contract                             84
6  Ages and Stages                                 111
7  Why Bother About the Future?                    135
8  What Governments Do                             155
9  Time for Childhood                              171
10 Schools and Social Mobility                     192
11 Houses and Jobs: Generation Crunch              214
12 3G                                              234
Conclusion                                         252
Notes                                              266
Index                                              305
 

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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