Event held on 2 March 2010 (venue: The British Academy).
The British Academy held a special panel discussion exploring the vexed issue of intergenerational justice.
Prompted by the new book by David Willetts MP, The Pinch: How the baby boomers took their children’s future – and why they should give it back, the event explored whether the relatively high levels of wealth, in historic terms, of the post-war generation has selfishly deprived future generations of their natural claims and rights.
Leading academics offered responses to David Willetts’ thesis from sociological, economic, legal and ethical perspectives.
Chair: Sir Adam Roberts KCMG, President, British Academy
David Willetts MP
Jonathan Wolff, University College London
John Eekelaar FBA, University of Oxford
Wilfred Beckerman, University of Oxford