Episode #110 - All Of Our Futures
Episode 110 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast
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Apologies for the drop in audio quality in this episode. This was due to technical difficulties and Craig remote working due to (non-Covid) illness.
This week, Craig is joined by Bill Johnston to discuss their mutually co-written book All of Our Futures: Scotland’s ageing population and what to do about it. This book presents a comprehensive strategy for Scotland's ongoing demographic transition, how that must be done in a way that breaks down ageism systemic to our politics and economy and how doing this can present Scotland's older people with a Social Contract for a better, healthier and more inclusive life. They discuss some topics within the book such as how a neoliberal economy inevitably leads to ageism, how the politics of ageing is often far too short term and some specific policies from the book such as how an independent Scotland could overhaul the UK's broken pension sector.
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