Jilted Generation – press release
Jilted Generation: How Britain has Bankrupted its Youth
Ed Howker and Shiv Malik
Published September 2010 ● £8.99 ● ISBN 9781848311985
This high-impact polemic lifts the lid on the legacy left to Britain’s younger generation and sets out, for the very first time, how the next generation can succeed where this one has failed. Drawing on their own startling new research, 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.
The jilted generation refers to those born after Thatcher came to power and who face unprecedentedly hard times. Sure, we have iPhones, Xboxes and the internet but we were also told that if we spent thousands on higher education and improving our prospects, we’d get a good job, a home, and a life…
This is the sad, maddening story of how the younger generation’s future, once alive with possibility, is being strangled by the culture of short-termism fostered by a nation riddled with inequality, elitism and political corruption. Written with an irrepressible energy, this radical, passionate and carefully argued book is a call-to-arms that will define the movement of a generation – to claim back the future of those who have been jilted by society.
ED HOWKER is a journalist at The Spectator magazine and before that worked on current affairs documentaries for Channel 4′s Dispatches programme. SHIV MALIK writes for the Sunday Times and Prospect magazine and is a regular broadcaster. They are both 30 and live in London.
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