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Richard Eckersley

Richard Eckersley is an independent researcher. His work explores progress and wellbeing, and includes: measures of national progress; the relationships between economic growth, quality of life and sustainability; the social and cultural determinants of health and happiness; visions of the future; and young people and their world. Richard trained as a zoologist and has worked as a science journalist, policy and issue analyst, futurist and academic. His writing is available at

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Why invisible cultures will determine humanity’s future
Society - 8/09/2022 - 11 comments
The deep divide between the people and mainstream politics and media
Political Philosophy - 23/02/2022 - 11 comments
Your money or your life? Putting wellbeing before GDP
Economics - 27/12/2019 - 19 comments
Quality of life much more than standard of living
Society - 2/10/2017 - 4 comments
The mismeasure of progress: Is the West really the best?
Society - 5/05/2016 - 5 comments
Improving population health means more than reducing inequality
Health - 11/12/2015 - 1 comment
Why we need a politics of the far future
Society - 4/09/2015 - 7 comments
The Government's 'fabulous' budget reveals a deeper problem
Economics - 29/05/2014
Deficit deeper than economy
Society - 4/10/2013 - 91 comments
Repairing Australian landscapes
Environment - 4/07/2013 - 9 comments
Backs to the future: the psychosocial dynamics of the global emergency
Society - 2/07/2013 - 3 comments
The new nightlife: ‘less like Paris, more like the Somme’
Law & Liberties - 20/03/2009 - 14 comments
Young people’s health and wellbeing: 20 years of policy failure?
Society - 9/10/2008 - 2 comments
Driving at speed in the wrong direction
Society - 25/06/2007 - 9 comments
Dollar drought puts the bite on clever country
Science & Technology - 7/03/2007 - 3 comments
Being young - never better, or getting worse?
Society - 4/04/2006 - 6 comments
Increasingly uncomfortable living in a material world
Environment - 23/01/2006 - 21 comments
A headlong rush to riches and unhappiness
Society - 21/11/2005 - 14 comments

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