Taming Globalization: The Case for a Global Pension and Youth Grant

Prof. Robin Blackburn
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Robin Blackburn argues that global poverty and exclusion are strongly associated with age and gender, with strong effects on young adults and the aged. The 'ageing society' and the 'knowledge' society He therefore proposes a carefully-costed global pension and youth grant to be financed by new taxes on processes of global accumulation. These taxes would build up social reserve funds in every region and establish an element of regional economic democracy as well as badly-needed resources to tackle the exclusion of young people and the neglect of the old.

Keywords: Poverty, Age, Gender
Stream: Economics and Management
Presentation Type: Plenary Presentation in English
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Prof. Robin Blackburn

Sociology Department, University of Essex

Robin Blackburn is the author of Age Shock: How Finance Is Failing Us and Banking on Death or Investing in Life. He has also published studies of the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. He teaches in the Sociology Department at the University of Essex and has a visiting appointment at the New School for Social Research, New York.

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