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Buddhist Economics - three books reviewed

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Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science -- Clair Brown 224 pages, 14.6 x 21.8 cm  -  Bloomsbury Press, 2017  -  ISBN: 978-1632863669 From the Publisher 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,...

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