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LBC Radio chats about Jilted Generation

Listen to Nick Conrad, host of LBC’s Young London, and Shiv Malik talk about and debate  the Jilted Generation here (click on Sat 4th and head to the end of the clip).

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Is this the jilted generation? Ed and Shiv at Battle of Ideas, 19th October in Brighton

Ed Howker and Shiv Malik will be part of this event hosted by The Battle of Ideas at Bellerbys College in Brighton on 19th October at 7.30pm. They’ll joined by Rob Lyons, deputy editor of Spiked, and Para Mullan who

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Spot On!

This is a great post from the director of the think tank Policy exchange about how high housing costs hurt us all. Neil O’Brien, on this, we salute you. Slowly the debate will shift…

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Ed Howker on Newsnight

Ed Howker was on the BBC’s Newsnight programme last night, as part of a special program on retirement and the generation gap. The programme is available for the next 7 days on iPlayer here – he’s on at at 28

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‘The difference between now and then is that we had hope.’

‘There’s a new and noisy book just out which you must read to discover why the young and the old are shouting at each other over the supper table in a way I’ve not heard since those great divides over

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We're not mean, bad and mad. Our generation got a raw deal.

Ed and Shiv respond to Madeline Bunting’s article today in the Guardian – read more here.

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JILTED GENERATION IS PUBLISHED TODAY!

Ed Howker and Shiv Malik’s Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth is published today, 2nd September 2010. It is available from all good bookshops, including Amazon, Foyles, Waterstones and the Book Depository. If you prefer your books to begin

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77 per cent of the decline in employment has been suffered by young people.

David Blanchflower is a well respected economist. In the New Statesman he takes up the cause of young people. This stat says it all, “77 per cent of the decline in employment has been suffered by young people”. No wonder unemployment

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Review in the Telegraph

There’s a great review of the book in the Telegraph today by Robert Colvile who says, “while every generation thinks it has things uniquely bad, today’s teenagers have the statistics to back it up”.

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Robert Peston and the boomers

We’d just like to remind readers that boomers aren’t to blame for the mess we’re in. It’s the politics of individualism that’s at fault because it has no account of the future (something we unpick in the final chapter of

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