Once we view the economy as supporting a meaningful, comfortable life for everyone in a sustainable world, then we can use economic growth to provide the goods and services we actually want, that actually benefit the people and the planet. --Clair Brown

Creating a Compassionate Economy

Creating a Compassionate Economy

Jun 22, 2018-- Clair Brown is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science, draws upon simple Buddhist ideas to argue for an economic system based on environmental stewardship, shared prosperity, and care for the human spirit. (5183 reads)

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Take ActionClair Brown measures economic progress by the well-being of all people, not Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or average national income, but "an economy that supports meaningful lives with shared prosperity for everyone, while simultaneously caring for the environment and the human spirit." Take a moment to ask yourself how you view progress or success. Does it include the well-being of others and society itself?

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