Introduction to Buddhist EconomicsIntroduction to Buddhist Economics



Living in a market-driven economy where short-term profit and economic growth appear to be the ultimate goal, this book explores how Buddhist teachings could bridge the divide between our spiritual and material needs and reconcile the ...

Author: Ernest C. H. Ng

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030351144

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Living in a market-driven economy where short-term profit and economic growth appear to be the ultimate goal, this book explores how Buddhist teachings could bridge the divide between our spiritual and material needs and reconcile the tension between doing good for social interest and doing well for financial success. This book serves as a pioneering effort to systematically introduce Buddhist Economics as an interdisciplinary subject to audience with limited background in either Buddhism or economics. It elaborates some core concepts in Buddhist teachings, their relevance to economics, and means of achieving sustainability for individuals, society and the environment with the cultivation of ethical living and well-being. Through scholarly research from relevant fields including Buddhist studies, economics, behavioral finance, cognitive science, and psychology, this book illustrates the relevance of Buddhist values in the contemporary economy and society, as well as the efficacy of Buddhist perspectives on decision-making in daily life.

Buddhist EconomicsBuddhist Economics



Complementing the award-winning work of Jeffrey Sachs and Bill McKibben, and the paradigm-breaking spirit of Amartya Sen, Robert Reich, and Thomas Piketty, Brown incorporates the Buddhist emphasis on interdependence, shared prosperity, and ...

Author: Clair Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632863676

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In the tradition of E. F. Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful, renowned economist Clair Brown argues persuasively for a new economics built upon equality, sustainability, and right living. "Buddhist Economics will give guidance to all those who seek peace, fairness, and environmental sustainability." -Jeffrey Sachs, author of The Age of Sustainable Development. Traditional economics measures the ways in which we spend our income, but doesn't attribute worth to the crucial human interactions that give our lives meaning. Clair Brown, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley and a practicing Buddhist, has developed a holistic model, one based on the notion that quality of life should be measured by more than national income. Brown advocates an approach to organizing the economy that embraces rather than skirts questions of values, sustainability, and equity. Complementing the award-winning work of Jeffrey Sachs and Bill McKibben, and the paradigm-breaking spirit of Amartya Sen, Robert Reich, and Thomas Piketty, Brown incorporates the Buddhist emphasis on interdependence, shared prosperity, and happiness into her vision for a sustainable and compassionate world. Buddhist economics leads us to think mindfully as we go about our daily activities, and offers a way to appreciate how our actions affect the well-being of those around us. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with more positive collective activities, we can make our lives more meaningful as well as happier. Inspired by the popular course Professor Brown teaches at U.C. Berkeley, Buddhist Economics represents an enlightened approach to our modern world infused with ancient wisdom, with benefits both personal and global, for generations to come.

Business Within LimitsBusiness Within Limits



The book explores the Deep Ecology perspective and Buddhist Economics for transforming business toward a more ecological and human form.

Author: László Zsolnai

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039107038

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The book explores the Deep Ecology perspective and Buddhist Economics for transforming business toward a more ecological and human form. It argues that ecology and ethics provide limits for business within which business is legitimate and productive. By transgressing ecological and ethical limits business activities become destructive and self-defeating. Today's business model is based on and cultivates narrow self-centeredness. Both Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics point out that emphasizing individuality and promoting the greatest fulfillment of the desires of the individual conjointly lead to destruction. Happiness is linked to wholeness, not to personal wealth. We need to find new ways of doing business, ways that respect the ecological and ethical limits of business activities. Acting within limits provides the hope and promise of contributing to the preservation and enrichment of the world.

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Joint Economic CommitteeHearings Reports and Prints of the Joint Economic Committee



El . Reduce Technology The " Buddhist economics ” of E. F. Schumacher have
caught the imagination of millions of Americans during the last year . It is
Schumacher's contention that a reduction in the scale of productive technologies
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Author: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee

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The Buddha s FootprintThe Buddha s Footprint



E. F. Schumacher's “Buddhist Economics” was first published in 1966 and then
went on to be published around the world (https://centerforneweconomics.org/
publications /buddhist-economics/). Accessed August 27, 2018. 22. Lynn T. White
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Author: Johan Elverskog

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ISBN: 9780812251838

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"An environmental history of Buddhism. The book addresses the basic concerns of environmental history: the history of human thought about "nature" or "the environment"; the influence of environmental factors on human history; and the effect of human-caused environmental changes on human society"--

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Seeing the good of both , let him work it out with diligence " : 1 EPILOGUE
Buddhist Economics should be seen as an all - embracing economic
interpretation of the human nature , ethics and behavior , under certain cultural
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At the present time , of teachings on Buddhist economics from among Western
academic disciplines and conceptual my talks and writings published in both
Thai structures have reached a point which many and English , and thus produce
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Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation A Buddhist ApproachEthical Principles and Economic Transformation A Buddhist Approach



The book promotes the basic value-choices of Buddhism, namely happiness, peace and permanence. Happiness research convincingly shows that not material wealth but the richness of personal relationships determines happiness.

Author: Laszlo Zsolnai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048193109

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Buddhism points out that emphasizing individuality and promoting the greatest fulfillment of the desires of the individual conjointly lead to destruction. The book promotes the basic value-choices of Buddhism, namely happiness, peace and permanence. Happiness research convincingly shows that not material wealth but the richness of personal relationships determines happiness. Not things, but people make people happy. Western economics tries to provide people with happiness by supplying enormous quantities of things and today’s dominating business models are based on and cultivates narrow self-centeredness.But what people need are caring relationships and generosity. Buddhist economics makes these values accessible by direct provision. Peace can be achieved in nonviolent ways. Wanting less can substantially contribute to this endeavor and make it happen more easily. Permanence, or ecological sustainability, requires a drastic cutback in the present level of consumption and production globally. This reduction should not be an inconvenient exercise of self-sacrifice. In the noble ethos of reducing suffering it can be a positive development path for humanity.

Wisdom of SustainabilityWisdom of Sustainability



The Wisdom of Sustainability: Buddhist Economics for the 21st Century continues E. F. Schumacher's groundbreaking work on Buddhist economics in Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered.

Author: Sulak Sivaraksa

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ISBN: 1935646141

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" The Wisdom of Sustainability: Buddhist Economics for the 21st Century" continues E. F. Schumacher's groundbreaking work on Buddhist economics in " Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered." Emphasizing small-scale, indigenous, sustainable alternatives to globalization, Sulak offers hope and alternatives for restructuring our economies based on Buddhist principles and personal development. Sulak Sivaraksa is one of Asia's leading social thinkers and activists. His wide-ranging work includes founding the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and dozens of other educational and political grassroots organizations, and authoring more than 100 books in Thai and English, including " Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society. " He was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize and, in 1995, received the Right Livelihood Award, known as the alternative Nobel Peace Prize. "Sulak Sivaraksa and I share a conviction that if we are to solve human problems, economic and technological development must be accompanied by an inner spiritual growth." -H.H. the Dalai Lama "Sulak is one of the heroes of our time, offering deep wisdom and refreshingly sane alternatives to the earth-destroying religions of consumerism, greed, and exploitation." -Joanna Macy, author of " World as Lover, World as Self" "With the crash of the economy, the question of alternatives to the current economic model has become extremely urgent. Sulak Sivaraksa has been in the forefront of developing a thoroughgoing critique of consumerism." -Walden Bello, author of " Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy"

VisakhapujaVisakhapuja



BUDDHIST ECONOMICS IN PRACTICE Basis of Buddhist Economics E . F .
Schumacher , in his book Small is Beautiful , has argued that there is a “ Buddhist
economics " which contrasts with the " materialist economics ” ofthe post -
Christian ...

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economics point of view , the marvel of the Buddhsit way of life is the utter
rationality of its patent , amazingly small means leading to extra - ordinary results
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