The democratic principle of “one person, one vote” is fundamentally flawed. The way Baby Boomers and beyond are voting the world over is evidence that old solutions often aren’t adept at tackling new problems. Old people keep gutting the future of young people. And it has to stop.
In Australia, the old politicians that hold political power and old voters, who hold the demographic advantage over young voters, skew the system to their favour. Generous government policies disproportionately advantage Baby Boomers, allowing them to boost their superannuation accounts and purchase investment properties through taxpayer-funded subsidies.
The young, by contrast, are burdened with ballooning costs of university tuition, exorbitant house prices, pathetically underfunded internship programs, and a job market that is continually eradicating full-time work.