Today we speak with Dr. Keir Milburn about the ongoing shift of young people to the left in the UK. In this interview, Keir notes how the material interests of older people are aligned with the performance of the financial sector and real estate whereas younger people are less tied to such measures and more invested in public and social good. Keir argues that we need to find a way to get people with many different views to want to work toward the same thing. We have no time to wait and we must move from the place we’ve gotten through awareness raising through efforts such as Extinction Rebellion into action.
Dr. Keir Milburn is a British writer, activist and lecturer on political economy and organization at the University of Leicester. He has a special interest in generational politics and is the author of Generation Left, exploring the large scale move to the left by young people in Britain. Keir’s research also explores the potential for progressive governance, in particular public commons partnerships as a means to socialize the way we process economics decisions.