In the latest issue of Total Politics magazine, “self-hating boomer” David Willetts MP argues that the baby-boomer generation (those born between 1945 and 1965) have been, and continue to be, selfish in failing to pass the riches their generation bore to their successors.

Another article this week, this time in the Evening Standard, relayed figures showing the high pressure that ageing baby boomers are expected to place on the Dept. Of Work and Pensions as well as on health and social services in London.

Never one to miss a trick, Francis Beckett, author of What Did the Baby Boomers Ever Do For Us?, makes a solid case in his book - and in person at the RSA launch event for it - for why the benefits that the baby boomers enjoyed have been denied to the youth of today.

Though there is some ambiguity over the parameters of the boom (Beckett limits it to those born between 1945 and 1955), this isn’t an argument that’s showing signs of slowing down. As the boomers retire and their children take the reins on the deficit and try to get to grips with its consequences, the issue will remain a contentious one.

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