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On the transcendental promise of Buddhist economics.


Buddhist economics isn't against economic growth - we're against that 95% of economic growth in the last decade going to the top 5%. So our economic growth is just providing us with consumption goods at the top, and not providing well being across the board. We can't rely on economic growth to raise all ships.

Economist Clair Brown explains how Buddhism can transform our social values and economic system, addressing the crises of climate change and economic inequality with a compassion tethered by the values of impermanence and interconnectedness, freeing humans to pursue lives of service and friendship, not material goods.

Clair is author of the book Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science from Bloomsbury Press.

Interview transcript via Antidote Zine

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Clair Brown

Clair Brown is an author and Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley.


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