The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Douglas, Clifford Hugh (1879–1952)

  • David Clark
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Major Douglas, the founder of the Social Credit movement, was born in Stockport, Cheshire, in 1879. After a period at Pembroke College, Cambridge, he trained as an engineer and then served with the Royal Flying Corps. He died at Dundee, Scotland, in 1952.

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