The Rocking Chair Revolution: The Vintage Generation



  • Paperback: 300 Pages
  • Publisher: The Green Economics Institute (1. May 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1907543511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907543517



The Vintage Generation: Lets Have a Rocking Chair Revolution: Green Perspectives of Older People

Paperback – 1. Mai 2014

This book features green voices from around the world and will explore the new world where far more people are older and a significant force in the economy. After a century of the cult of the young – things have changed and economically for the first time in a very long time, much older people are much better off than much younger people in general. This is a sudden change which has happened over the last 12 years and we seek to explore the new realities of life for everyone as well as the particular challenges, for society and for the individual, of life as an older person. We would like to create an economy which is welcoming to all the new older people we have in society so that they can play their full part and reach their own full potential in a supportive environment and economy, enriching their lives and participating with a respectful society for their experience and wisdom. As greens we value life long learning and participation.



Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel (Austria) Representative for Senior Greens in Vienna and Women in Austria “Danger the Hippies are coming Technologies are no miracles- Smart Phone Smart Home Smart Age Generation Policy instead of Generation Conflict!” Freda Meissner-Blau (Green Founder and GreenDoyen Austria!)Sunny Side and Nuclear Free Austria Utte Schmitz (Germany) Miriam Kennet, UK Valueing and respecting older people as a key success strategy and historic and continuing necessity for all humans on earth Gerti Zupanich (Vienna, Austria) Introduces her projects from people 55 plus in EU-projects including “European Women in older Age” is co author of EWA Book “Mastering older Age” at in PDF


Volker Heinemann, (Germany and UK) Tony Cooreman (Belgium) Per Gahrton (Sweden) Dr Vinca Bigo (France) University of the Mediteranean Marseille. Dr Virginie Martin Towards an Ethic of Care Michelle Gale De Oliveira, (Brazil and USA) Peter Lang Challenging authority and the impact of care issues on middle aged members of the family. A case study Anusha Mahendran, ( Australia) Professor Michael Benfield Older people as leaders in the evolution of Green ideas Thomas Duncanson (Australia) Ethics in health and healthcare Anna Wexberg-Kubesch (Psychotherapist, Holocaust-Researcher, Historican, 52 years old) The future of age is in our own hands Chit Chong (UK) Intergenerational Equity Clive Lord Citizens Income Also the Chair of the UK carers network Professor Maria Madi (Campinas University, Brazil) Financialisation, pensions and generational issues Pension Funds and Workers’ Challenges The philosophy and economics of Care plus many more.