Richard McNeill Douglas

Richard is a PhD candidate at the Political Economy Research Centre of Goldsmiths, University of London. His PhD is funded by the UK Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. Richard is associate editor of the journal Renewal, and has written for a variety of journals and magazines, as well as a book, Future Ethics (2010). Prior to beginning his PhD, he has worked as a committee specialist at the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, a senior analyst at the National Audit Office, been a national lay rep for the PCS Union, and contributed to the Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability project.

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Cents and sensibility

Fifty years ago the Limits to Growth report started a debate that pitted environmentalists against economists — and the economists won. Richard McNeill Douglas investigates why and what comes next. 

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More is less

Mainstream politics has long proved resistant to the arguments of those who question the pursuit of unending economic growth. Richard McNeill Douglas suggests a treatment. It is fifty years since

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A change of key

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Growing pains

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Work: a situation vacant

Job’s worth: being cost effective in producing and consuming ever more things. We need a new defining idea for political economy, writes Richard Douglas. During Cheltenham Gold Cup week I

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