Taming Globalization: The Case for a Global Pension and Youth Grant
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
Prof. Robin Blackburn
Sociology Department, University of Essex