Richard Eckersley

Richard Eckersley is an independent researcher and writer on progress, wellbeing and the future. His work is available at:

young people and despair

Why being young is getting worse

The health of young people should be a focal point in the larger contest of social narratives.

September 18, 2023

Statue of Truth

How do we know what is true?

So, how do we know what is true in today’s world? The answer is with great difficulty; and by being sceptical, tolerant, open-minded, vigilant, and determined.

May 25, 2023

Navajo hogans

Invisible force: Why culture will determine humanity’s future

Cultures define what we know about the world, and so what we do in the world. We need to pay them more attention.

August 29, 2022

Rainbow White House

The deep divide between the American people and mainstream politics and media

To respond effectively to this situation, political debate needs to incorporate and reflect all the complexity and depth of today’s challenges, to encourage the conceptual space for a transformation in our worldview, beliefs and values as profound as any in human history.

February 11, 2022

journalists at press conference

Outdated cultures behind America’s failing political system

The political systems of Western liberal democracy are failing. Blinkered by their cultures, most politicians and journalists do not see the extent of this failure.

November 9, 2021

Destroyed house with American flag

COVID-19 Lays Bare the US’s Deep Problems, with Some Help from Trump

With the COVID-19 pandemic laying waste to the country, and President Trump’s chances of re-election fading, America is at last beginning to look more deeply into the country’s problems.

August 5, 2020

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