Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth

Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth


Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth [PDF / Epub] ✅ Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth By Ed Howker – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Born after September 1979 Struggling to find a decent job even though you're a graduate Can't afford to buy or even rent a house No prospects Welcome to the jilted generation Things go wrong in societ Born after September Struggling to find How Britain MOBI õ a decent job even though you're a graduate Can't afford to buy or even rent a house No prospects Welcome to the jilted generation Things go wrong in society all the time but rarely do they go wrong for an entire generation Drawing on their own startling new research and writing with an irresistible polemical energy twenty something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik argue that in stark contrast to their parents' generation millions of young Britons today face the most Jilted Generation: PDF or uncertain future since the early s Radical angry and passionate Jilted Generation takes a closer look at who's to blame for locking out Britain's youth and leaving our country not just broken but broke.

  • Paperback
  • 246 pages
  • Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth
  • Ed Howker
  • English
  • 06 January 2016
  • 9781848311985

10 thoughts on “Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth

  1. Becky Becky says:

    Not a happy or comfortable read in any way this is however one of those books that seeks to define and explain the current social and ecomomic situation facing modern Britain; and as such it is a must read for anyone with an interest in the world around them The author makes extensive use of both anecdotal and statistical evidence to support the premise that the generation born from 1979 onwards has and will continue to have a much harder deal than their parents or grandparents Disturbing and yet one cannot help but feel that this book contains a good deal of truth

  2. Bizzy Day Bizzy Day says:

    Brilliant and informative Very impassioned book about our economy and how we have arrived at where we are I found it incredibly interesting albeit infuriating at times But it certainly opened my eyes Essential reading for my generation

  3. Icon Books Icon Books says:

    Jilted Generation is a tirade of fury Ed Howker and Shiv Malik stake out their complaint with a waspishness which comes from personal experience the struggle to find somewhere to live in London and to find a secure jobthe evidence of pokey overpriced housing and endless unpaid internships piles up convincingly Madeleine Bunting GuardianThere'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 drugs'n'rock'n'roll or even the Ira invasion Margareta Pagano IndependentHowker and Malik extend their analysis beyond an it's not fair tantrum to knit together a taut and analytically rigorous narrative of 25 years of political myopia and mismanagement outlining a series of gross policy errors that have disproportionately benefited the old at the expense of the young These mistakes are likely to loom large over the UK for decades Miles Johnson SpectatorJilted Generationbrilliantly analyses the problems faced by today's generation of young adults Joyce MacMillan ScotsmanA heady cocktailthat's enough to make anyone's blood boil At times the writers become true polemicists a compelling narrative that explains exactly how serial ministers' focus on individuals as self interested and motive purely by money has influenced our politics Alex Stevenson PoliticscoukProvocative Robert Colvile TelegraphFollowing those books a fourth has just come out Only last week we had the launch of an excellent book The Jilted Generation How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth by Ed Howker and Shiv Malik They mount an argument very similar to mine with powerful evidence of the raw deal for young people in the jobs market in housing and in pensions and savings David Willetts in a speech to the Policy ExchangeEd Howker and Shiv Malik have written a critiue of capitalism that is as powerful and provocative as anything written by Marx and Engels Tribune Dec 2010The book is hard to argue with Bright Green August 2010`You must read it 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 drugs'n'rock'n'roll or even the Ira invasion' The Independent on Sunday`Howker and Malik knit together a taut and analytically rigorous narrative of 25 years of political myopia and mismanagement outlining a series of gross policy errors that have disproportionately benefited the old at the expense of the young These mistakes are likely to loom large over the UK for decades' The Spectator`What the authors elouently trace is the conseuences of a breathtakingly foolhardy thirty year experiment in dismantling the state and individualising responsibility that has led straight to the debt crisis we face today We should applaud their forensic skill in exposing the rarely discussed assumptions that have led us who ere are and in setting out the conseuences in concrete terms' The Oldie`Jilted Generation brilliantly analyses the problems faced by today's generation of young adults' The Scotsman`An excellent analysis of the hardship and ineuity faced by today's generation of young people' Morning StarBorn after September 1979 Struggling to find a decent job even though you're a graduate Can't afford to buy or even rent a house No prospects Welcome to the jilted generation Things go wrong in society all the time but rarely do they go wrong for an entire generation Drawing on their own startling new research and writing with an irresistible polemical energy twenty something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik argue that in stark contrast to their parents' generation millions of young Britons today face the most uncertain future since the early 1930s Radical angry and passionate Jilted Generation takes a closer look at who's to blame for locking out Britain's youth and leaving our country not just broken but broke

  4. Jawher Jawher says:

    Shockingly straightforward However terrifying the facts this book states it does it so elegantly you keep asking for One has but to admire the research work for this oeuvre Whether you're a member of the jilted generation or a baby boomer you wouldn't help but at least consider the obvious; and the best part The authors seem not to have rested their case hopefully On the other hand to offer some counter balance the anti thesis might have been further established and elaborated so as to offer even power to the bookIn a nutshell I wouldn't be surprised to see people holding up copies of this book in manifestations while Ed Howker Shiv Malik give people in charge the i told you so look

  5. Rebecca E. Rebecca E. says:

    This is a striking interesting book While I disagreed with some of their conclusions and attitudes hence the 3 stars most of it was very close to home and the whole book was passionately argued in a clear accessible style The first chapter on housing struck a particular chord and it's clear that whatever I think personally of their political stance they know their stuff and have made lots of excellent points

  6. Laura Lacey Laura Lacey says:

    This should be reuired reading for the entire population

  7. David Margetts David Margetts says:

    There is much in this book to reflect upon to lament and to regret As group virtually all countries in the West following WWII have embarked on a 'spending binge' in which we have seen living standards lifestyles services and benefits rise to a point that would be unrecognisable to our grandparents In recent times from the 80's we have indeed seen the growth of 'individualism' 'consumerism' and a switch in culture from saving to borrowing Governments corporations and individuals have 'mortgaged' their futures on 'cheap money'on the 'never never' as they have sought to 'spoil' or 'buy' their voters shareholders themselves and their children This is seen in the enormous debts held by govt the PFI schemes and the incredible levels of personal debt held on mortgage credit cards and consumer loans The regrettable thing is that we seem not to have learned the lessons of the 'Great Recession' of 200809a little like passing a 'bad road traffic accident' we 'slowed down' for a few miles and have now gone back to our normal driving ignoring the speed limits and hazardsWhere I disagree with the book and offer criticism is the way that the authors demonise and blame 'their parents' for all the 'ills' and 'problems' It seems symptomatic of this generation to find someone to blame accuse and be responsible other than ourselves' which is unreasonable inaccurate and unhealthy Secondly it is damaging and irresponsible to indulge in the 'poor me poor me' rhetoric and play the role of victim This so called 'jilted generation' did not just land on this planet at the age of 20 they too have enjoyed the fruits of the 'boom times' and the overindulgence and bingeing and will enjoy the personal inheritances in the future All generations of today including the 'J G's' are enjoying better health medicine education living standards material benefits lifestyles travel freedoms and release from fear of wars and dictatorships than any generations before could have dreamed of Indeed the authors make Britain out to be so bad that the young should leave and desert it but offer up only 2 countries Norway and Sweden which may be better They also hardly acknowledge that 98% of the worlds population would virtually 'die' to have the opportunities and situation available in the UK hence the clamour to move to the UK from all over the EU and outside A significant and perpetual argument revolves around the costs of further education however they fail to recognise that less than 3% of students actually went to 'free' University 40 years ago most did not take A levels and the majority left at 16 They are also wrong to say that there are 'no jobs' at a time when we have the lowest unemployment and the highest levels of employment in our historyInterestingly this 'J G' seem to want to repeat the same mistakes as their predecessors spending and borrowing on 'free education' improved NHS infrastructure spending greater benefits investment in house building but strangely with no austerity measures no fiscal prudency and no higher taxes Indeed it is the curse of todaythe government are expected to take all responsibility for jobs education health benefits pensions etc etc but not allowed to increase taxes People just forget that the government has no money it is our money and if we don't 'pay in' we cannot get 'pay out'shence the irresponsible behaviour of populist governments of all hues clinging onto power by over indulging a naïve and spoilt electorate Even today 90% of voters want a better funded NHS but less than 40% are prepared to pay any additional taxationThe message of the book should be'we are all responsible' for this mess and the only way out of it is if 'everyone' is prepared to 'take responsibility' and 'pull together' It should also contain plausible and realistic solutions to 'get behind' Sadly it does not and that is why it just seems like a generational 'whinge'Finally it fails to acknowledge the overwhelming majority young people who are striving driving and getting on with it They are taking responsibility and making a success of their lives through hard work and endeavour just as the authors themselves are doing though they may not admit to it

  8. Len Williamson Len Williamson says:

    We have an outcome none of us want all of us are responsible for and none of us are doing anything about I read Shiv Malik's Revenge of the Millennials in this months Prospect magazine I hear so many simple solutions to the problems of youth and young unemployment I decided to get data The data in the book is comprehensive compelling and frightening It is clear our society has a major problem that is getting worse and also that our democratic process trying to sell short termism to get elected will lead us to eventual crisis The book is balanced in its criticisms with eual blame for Labour and Tory Governments I am pessimistic that our democratic processes will find ways of addressing the problem now so the future can be better It seems anyone who might want to do the right thing for the long term would never get elected The shift to benefit and obligation proposed by Shiv sounds radical in today's world until we realise it is the world the baby boomer generation grew up in I am one of them so I lived it Now I understand the data and the issue clearly I don't see any of our political leaders addressing the problems in any way Ideas like the Prince's Trust seeking to provide mentoring and support to young people are good examples of ways in which people can help youngsters It is small and something much bigger is reuired I fear most will look the other way or believe there is a simple one line solution

  9. Ivan Z. Ivan Z. says:

    A stunning review of Britain that keeps you thinkingBeing a part of generation after jiltered generation even not being from Britain it does reflects on what our society is

  10. Carla Bull Carla Bull says:

    I don't know why I read this really It just made me incredibly angry and then deflated and then even angry Short succinct well written and pretty convincingly argued

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