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Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth

LSE public lecture

Why can so few young people afford to buy a house? Why do even top graduates struggle to find jobs? Why does politics – from voting to protesting – seem so pointless? Why is Britain not just 'broken' but also broke? Twenty-something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik tell the sad, maddening story of how their generation's future is being strangled by the culture of short-termism.

Ed Howker, is associate editor of The Spectator, and previously worked for Channel 4's Dispatches and the Independent. Shiv Malik, 29 is a freelance journalist who, in 2008, was named by the Evening Standard as one of the thousand most influential Londoners. They are coauthors of The Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth.


Mr Ed Howker | talks
Mr Shiv Malik | talks


Date and Time:

20 October 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre
Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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