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RICHARD ECKERSLEY. The Trump imbroglio: confusion and contradiction everywhere

Global consumer capitalism, is reducing quality of life: stripping our lives of intrinsic worth and meaning; weakening communities; undermining health and wellbeing; creating grotesque inequities; destroying the natural environment; and undermining our faith in humanity’s future.  

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Richard Eckersley. Wellbeing and sustainability: irreconcilable differences?

Better concepts and measures of quality of life and wellbeing make sustainable development more achievable.  The debate about progress and development is converging and merging with that about sustainable development. My analysis of the flaws in equating progress with modernisation, … Continue reading

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Richard Eckersley. The mismeasure of progress: Is the West really the best?

Western liberal democracies dominate the top rankings of progress indices. But are they the best models of development when their quality of life is, arguably, declining and unsustainable. The measures of human progress and development that we employ matter. Good … Continue reading

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