Friday, July 23, 2010

Simplicity and Buddhist Economics

Once you start reading on Voluntary Simplicity each article keeps pulling you in even further. Following E.F. Schumacher's "Buddhist Economics" article a much more detailed work was published by P.A. Payutto (Ven. Phra Dhammapitaka) entitled "Buddhist Economics - A Middle Way for the Market Place". It was first published in 1981 and an improved version followed in 1984. This book goes a lot deeper into Buddhism and one can argue that it focuses more on Buddhism than on economics. If you don't mind reading a philosophy book that touches on economics (rather than an economics book that touches on ethics) this might be a book for your reading list.

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