Now that my various major work crises are out of the way for another calendar year, I will hopefully have more time to spend on this blog. Right now, two things leap out regarding Intergenerational Equity. The first is John Hutton’s call today for raising the pension age to 68. I have to say, I’m… Continue reading Tossers and John Hutton
No time to blog about this now, but join the dots between this article – with government ministers hectoring women about not saving enough (leaving aside the fundamental unfairness of a system that favours men who aren’t forced to choose between career and family) and this article – which suggests that all the money is… Continue reading Women: stop buying shoes
Labour and Lib Dem spokespeople have been competing on how best to insult young people struggling to pay for their own pensions this week. Speaking at an Institute of Public Policy Research meeting, Pensions Minister James Purnell highlighted the fact that the number of young people saving for a pension has gone down in the… Continue reading Labour: young people are feckless. Lib Dems: no, they’re just dumb.