Buddhist economics: oxymoron or idea whose time has come?

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:23:22 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/03/13/buddhist-economics-oxymoron-or-idea-whose-time-has-come/>

"“In the traditional economic model, it makes sense to go shopping if you are
feeling pain, because buying things makes you feel better,” Brown wrote in her
class syllabus. “Yet, we know from experience that consuming more does not
relieve pain. What if we lived in a society that did not put consumption at its
center? What if we follow instead the Buddhist mandate to minimize suffering,
and are driven by compassion rather than desire?”"

Good idea! Different perspectives are highly valuable.

Via Susan Stone.

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