Buddhist economics: oxymoron or idea whose time has come?
Thursday, April 3, 201410:37 PM(View: 1226)
This is a refreshing approach to economic modeling... “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?”