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Not The Queen? Young people growing up in Britain today face a narrowing job market, high housing costs and the prospect of a lifetime of hard work with less reward. The ideas of social responsibility that arose after the Second World War are straining under the demands of a globalised world.
Too often public debate divides Britain's youth into the 'feral rats' of the London riots and the 'posh boys' of Eton. Business leaders rail at the entitled and unemployable young people they are asked to give jobs to, politicians complain about apathetic teens and commentators devote endless column inches to the issue of a 'self-obsessed' generation.
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Georgia Gould travelled across the UK to uncover the values, aspirations and challenges of young Brits, from job seekers in Bradford and working-class families in Glasgow's Easterhouse estate, to student protesters at Sussex University and young entrepreneurs in London such as YouTube sensation Jamal Edwards. If we show young people that we trust them with the future of our country, we will find that they are ready to rise to the challenge.
Jean M. Product description Review An easy-to-read manifesto that debunks the derogatory tabloid stereotype of useless, narcissistic hoodies, thugs, yobs and chavs.
Gould offers a vision of Britain that will improve if it embraces the talents of its internet-savvy, multitasking, adaptable young people Bidisha Observer Anybody who cares about the future of our country, whether an entrepreneur, or involved in civil society or politics, should read this well-written, well-researched book. Indeed, it is a wake-up call for politicians both national and local that should be prescribed reading.
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Young, wise, passionate, brimming with ideas Progress Georgia Gould rails persuasively against the persistent attempts to scapegoat Generation Y for the ills of society Owen Jones New Statesman No one could read Wasted and maintain a view of Britain's youth as couch potatoes and feral hedonists Herald Wasted is the product of detailed research and interviews with an impressive variety of young people and policy wonks New Statesman This book merits attention from the old fogeys at the top of the tree.
They might find they learn something, once they start listening Prospect Gould's approach is conscientious and nuanced.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Great book, and Gould completely dispels the myth that the youth of today are disinterested and lazy, rather the opposite. It is important that books like this exist to highlight that the current generation of young people are as political and committed to change as ever they were.
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Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future (Paperback) by Gould Georgia
Absolutely fantastic, highlights so many key issues that the institutions fail to acknowledge. Highly recommend.
Format: Paperback. Fantastic read - Gould makes incredibly important points about the misunderstandings people have regarding the youth of today.
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She describes how - in numerous different ways - the young are involved in, and passionate about the issues of today. Not only is the book clear and concise, it is also incredibly engaging, I enjoyed the stories about different people's lives at the beginning of each chapter, which I found beautifully demonstrated the point that Gould then goes on to discuss.
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